Evidence-Based Health Promotion Programs
The Faith Community Nurse Network provides training and support to faith community nurses to lead evidence-based health promotion programming in their faith communities and other sites. Health promotion and disease prevention are at the core of faith community nursing practice.
These programs advance our mission by offering professional development and practice support to faith community nurses. We offer training, resources and materials needed for workshops, marketing and evaluation support, and compensation for the Stepping On falls prevention program and Living Well with Chronic Conditions.
Stepping On is a community-based, small-group program that empowers older adults to carry out health behaviors that reduce their risk of falls. Workshops meet for 2 hours, every week for 7 weeks. Local experts, Leaders, and other group members support one another to build balance, strength, and practical skills needed to avoid falling.
Living Well with Chronic Conditions (LWCC) empowers older adults who have chronic conditions - or their caregivers - to recognize and carry out health strategies that help them better manage everyday life. Workshops meet for 2 1/2 hours, every week for 6 weeks. LWCC is also known as the Chronic Disease Self Management Program.
Our evidence-based programs are supported, in part, by funding from the F.R. Bigelow Foundation and the Mardag Foundation. These programs are also funded under contract with the Metropolitan Area Agencies on Aging, Inc. as part of the Older Americans Act Program.