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Special Programs for the Aging_Title III, Part D_Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services

Published on AidPage by IDILOGIC on Jun 24, 2005

Purpose of this program:

Funds are awarded to States to develop or strengthen preventive health service and health promotion systems through designated State Agencies on Aging and Area Agencies on Aging. Funds are provided for disease prevention and health promotion services including health risk assessments; routine health screening; nutrition screening; counseling and educational services for individuals and primary care givers, health promotion; physical fitness; home injury control and home safety screening; screening for the prevention of depression, and referral to psychiatric and psychological services, education on availability of benefits and appropriate use of preventive services; education on medication management; information concerning diagnosis, prevention, and treatment of neurological and organic brain dysfunction; gerontological counseling and counseling regarding social services and follow-up health services.