Health Promotion and Chronic Disease Prevention for Professionals

The Maryland Department of Aging supports health promotion throughout the state through funding and monitoring of a variety of health promotion and disease prevention services including screenings, physical activity, health education, medication management, and other services.


 Information for Professionals



Evidence-Based Programming


A key emphasis is placed on evidence-based programs, which have been documented through robust research, to produce improved health outcomes like increased function, reduced falls, and better control of chronic disease symptoms. 

Training and coordination of 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​

Providing Leadership in Health Promotion


The Maryland Department of Aging works with the Living Well Center of Excellence, Area Agencies on Aging and other state departments and community-based organizations to support health promotion programming and provide technical assistance by:

  • Connecting local organizations providing health promotion services throughout Maryland
  • Interpreting and answering questions about Older Americans Act Title III-D: Disease Prevention and Health Promotion Services
  • Assisting staff in learning more about available evidence-based programs and effective and appropriate spending of Older Americans Act Title III-D funds
  • Health promotion monitoring and data collection through the semi-annual and annual reporting
  • Assisting with the development of marketing, outreach, and sustainability measures for health promotion and evidence-based prevention programs
  • Providing assistance with planning health promotion activities via the area plan
  • Supporting local organizations applying for grant funding for health promotion programs; and
  • Providing funding opportunities for county governments and Area Agencies on Aging to support health promotion programming through Older Americans Act Title III-D funds and the Senior Citizens Activities Center Operating Fund