Services and Support

The Texas Active for Life® Coalition (TALC) is committed to supporting the following activities to help achieve our vision for a healthier tomorrow in Texas (adopted from National Council on Aging's State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention):

  • Increase awareness about health issues impacting older Texans and prevention/management strategies
  • Increase provider participation in prevention/management practices
  • Increase funding opportunities and investments for prevention/management
  • Enhance data surveillance collection, analysis, and system linkages
  • Increase availability and accessibility of community programs and services

Evidence-Based Programming

To reduce the high cost associated with chronic disease and falls, evidence-based programs (EBP) have been implemented across the state. These EBP have been rigorously evaluated and found to promote health and wellness and/or prevent negative health consequences. Below is a list of EBP that are either currently being provided in Texas or encouraged by the TALC:

  • A Matter of Balance (AMOB)
  • Otago
  • Stepping On
  • Fit & Strong!
  • Tai Chi for Better Balance
  • STEADI Toolkit
  • HomeMeds
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Program (CDSMP)
  • Chronic Pain Self-Management Program (CPSMP)
  • Diabetes Self-Management Program (DSMP)
  • Making Moves with Diabetes (American Diabetes Association Approved: 8-hour)
  • Stress-Busting