Health Promotion and Disease Prevention

The Maryland Department of Aging supports health promotion throughout the state through funding and monitoring of a variety of health services including screenings, physical activity, education, medication management, and other services. A key emphasis is placed on evidence-based programs, which have been documented, through research, to produce improved health outcomes like reduced disability and better control of symptoms. Activities include:​

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  • ​Yoga and Tai Chi 
  • Falls Prevention
  • Diabetes and High Blood Pressure Screening
  • Hiking, Kayaking and more!


Training for evidence-based health promotion programs is offered throughout the state through the Living Well, Center for Excellence, located out of MAC, Inc. Learn more about the development of the center here and connect to Mac, Inc. here.


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Looking to improve or maintain your health and manage chronic disease?

Health promotion programming is offered through Area Agencies on Aging (AAAs) and associated senior centers throughout Maryland. Contact your local AAA or Maryland Access Point (MAP) office to learn more and access services.


National Resources:


Contact Person: Liz Woodward, Programs Coordinator, 410-767-1100, liz.woodward@maryland.gov​

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