- These FREE training sessions are sponsored by the Hudson County Department of Health and Human...
The WISE Program is a wellness and prevention program targeting older adults, which is designed to help them celebrate healthy aging, make healthy lifestyle choices and avoid substance abuse. It provides valuable educational services to older adults on topics including nutrition and exercise, medication use, stress management, depression and substance abuse.
Created by NJPN and implemented locally by our member agencies, WISE promotes health through education concerning high-risk behaviors in older adults. Since the program was launched in 1996, prevention programs presented by WISE Volunteers have reached over 40,000 individuals.
The WISE Program was awarded a 2009 National Exemplary Award for Innovative Substance Abuse Prevention Programs, Practices, and Policies by The National Association of State Alcohol and Drug Abuse Directors (NASADAD). The award was presented to NJPN at the 2009 National Prevention Network Research Conference in Anaheim, California.
The curriculum has also recently been accepted for review by SAMHSA’s National Registry of Evidence-based Programs and Practices (NREPP).
To learn more about the program visit www.njpn.org.
For information about bringing the program to your community contact Maria Rivera at 201-653-6776 Ext. 15 or M.Rivera@Partners-in-prevention.com.
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