Improving health options for aging populations

Making evidence-based health promotion programs widely available throughout Santa Clara County for all older adults.

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Programs

Falls Prevention Programs - SVHAPFalls-related injuries are a significant concern in aging populations.  Falls prevention programs help seniors to modify their environments to prevent risks for falls and increase their mobility, balance and strength Read more


EnhanceFitness ClassesSVHAP has been highlighted in the latest Enhance Fitness newsletter.  Click here to go to the Enhance Fitness homepage.  You can then download the newsletter on the right side of Read more


Matter of Balance ClassesThe Matter of Balance program emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels for seniors. Program participants learn to view falls and fear of falling as controllable.  Coaches Read more


Better Choice, Better Health CDSM ProgramBetter Choices, Better Health is a chronic disease self management program.  BCBH gives people living with a chronic condition the tools to live healthier and more independent lives by taking charge of their health and wellness.  Read more


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    “My cholesterol levels have fallen- but I haven’t!”

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    I tried to change arrangements of throw carpet/mat. Be more alert when walking. Try to slow down everywhere possible.

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    • Matter of Balance Program Participant

    I do the exercises every day. I think of the consequences of behaviors i. e. moving too fast. I have shared information on the class with friends. The class has been most helpful.

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    • Matter of Balance Program Participant

    More determined to schedule exercise into my days. Exercise workbook easy to follow. Followed ideas suggested by members of class.