Disease Prevention & Health Promotion

Program Code

The Older Americans Act (OAA) Title III D Disease Prevention and Health Promotion program code is 3900100.

Program Description

The OAA seeks to enable older individuals to maintain their well-being through locally developed community-based systems of services. The OAA Title III D Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Program provides evidence-based disease prevention and health promotion services. Title III D supports services that assist older adults in preventing illness and managing chronic conditions. Effective July 1, 2016, Title III D programs and activities must have demonstrated through rigorous evaluation to be effective in improving the health of older individuals or approved as evidence-based by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Title III D evidence-based health promotion programs help older adults learn techniques and strategies for the prevention and mitigation of the effects of chronic diseases including osteoporosis, hypertension, obesity, diabetes, and cardiovascular disease. Evidence-based health promotion services include programs focused on alcohol and substance abuse reduction, smoking cessation, weight loss and control, stress management, falls prevention, physical activity, and improved nutrition.

Individuals participate in services in a variety of settings including multipurpose senior centers, community centers, congregate nutrition sites, and in their homes.

Program Benefits

The Program promotes healthy aging and maintenance of optimal physical, mental, and social well-being in older adults. An active healthy lifestyle can contribute to an older adult’s independence and quality of life.

Program Eligibility

Eligibility Criteria Eligibility Requirement

Individuals 60 years of age or older


No requirement


No requirement

Program Funding

Funding Type Funding Information
  • OAA federal funds via Administration for Community Living (ACL)
  • Local funds
  • In-kind contributions
Allocation Formula

Intrastate Funding Formula

Match Requirements

10 percent local funds

  • All services must meet ACL’s evidence-based program requirements
  • Voluntary contributions are accepted

July 1 – June 30

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