Project Enhance News: November 2023

A monthly newsletter brought to you by Sound Generations

Staying Connected: Top stories in this newsletter

Gratitude is Good Medicine

November “Recommended Reads” List

Reflections on ASA RISE

Health Coaching News

Giving Thanks All Year Long—Gratitude is Good Medicine

According to the American Heart Association, “Clinical trials indicate that the practice of gratitude can have dramatic and lasting effects in a person’s life. It can lower blood pressure and improve immune function. . . . Grateful people engage in more exercise, have better dietary behaviors, are less likely to smoke and abuse alcohol and have higher rates of medication adherence.” Check out their how-to infographic and share with clients and coworkers!

At Sound Generation’s Project Enhance, we are grateful to all of our funders, partners, delivery organizations, instructors, coaches and clients for all you do everyday to strengthen your communities! THANK YOU!

Reflections on ASA RISE

On December 5th, the American Society on Aging (ASA) will announce the third cohort of fellows accepted into ASA RISE, a 20-week fellowship program for rising leaders of color in aging, already 45 alumni strong. Just two years ago, ASA RISE was still a concept and Sound Generations’ Deidre Daymon was selected as a fellow of the inaugural cohort:

“Being a part of the ASA RISE program has been a wonderful experience for me. This program recognizes the importance of addressing social injustice and has given me the courage and opportunity to not only share my own story but also to amplify the voices of older adults I have the privilege of working with. ASA RISE has also provided me with a supportive group of diverse professionals who are dedicated to making a positive impact in their respective communities. I am truly grateful for the opportunity.” – Deidre Daymon, Assistant Director of Health, Wellness and Project Enhance, Sound Generations

The November-December 2023 issue of Generations Today is dedicated to telling you The ASA RISE Story.

Health Coaching in the News

Health coaching in primary care has been shown to improve physical activity and dietary habits according to data presented at the Lifestyle Medicine Conference in Denver, CO earlier this month.

The latest health coaching CPT® medical billing codes have been updated in the Project Enhance Affiliate Resource Portal this month. Our understanding is that codes should always be paired with a diagnosis to be utilized by qualified practitioners.

Is your delivery organization effectively billing for health coaching services? Share your experience with us at

NEW Project Enhance “Recommended Reads”: Our November List

PHCC Toolkit: Holiday Health and Safety Tips 2023 (English + Spanish versions) and shareable graphics

Healthy Brain Initiative State and Local Road Map for Public Health, 2023-2027

The Path to Understanding Diabetes

CDC Report: Prevalence of Diagnosed Arthritis – United States 2019-2021

Arthritis is a leading cause of activity limitations, disability, and chronic pain, and is associated with dispensed opioid prescriptions, substantially contributing to health care costs.: 

During 2019–2021, 21.2% of U.S. adults (53.2 million) reported diagnosed arthritis. Approximately one half (52.2%–62.4%) of adults aged ≥65 years with self-reported diagnosed dementia, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, stroke, heart disease, diabetes, or cancer also had a reported diagnosis of arthritis.

– CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (Vol. 72, No. 41 October 13, 2023)

Send us your recommendations for our monthly list – let’s support each other to learn more, work better!

November is National Diabetes Month – check out these great resources:

More than 1 in 3 adults in the United States have prediabetes—and many of them don’t know it. National Diabetes Month is a time to raise awareness about diabetes as an important public health issue and encourage people to take charge of their health. This year, the National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) is focused on taking action to prevent diabetes-related health problems. Explore NIDDK’s tips to manage diabetes and its National Diabetes Month toolkit. You can also take a look at our MyHealthfinder diabetes page, which has resources you can share to learn more about preventing diabetes. Be sure to check out Healthy People 2030’s list of evidence-based resources related to diabetes that you can use in your work.

The Enhance Program Resource Portal

Expanded program resources are available to licensed EF and EW Affiliates and active EF instructors

NEW: Vibes Music App replaces the Muscle Mix Now app. The Vibes Music app, available in the USA and Canada, has 500,000+ songs by thousands of original artists.

Coming soon: a NEW 35% discount in your EnhanceFitness Instructor portal!

NEW: PAA’s Physical Activity CPT Codes document, including Health Coaching activities, has been updated in the EF and EW Affiliate portals.

NEW: EF NIT Training Set-Up and Close-Out Steps for Trainers has been updated in the EF Affiliate portal

All manuals can now be printed directly from the EF and EW Affiliate portals. Instructor candidates should have a hard copy of the manual prior to Day 1 of EnhanceFitness training.

To access the resource pages, please contact us at to request your free account.

REMINDER! Pay invoices any time—day, night or weekends!

Project Enhance invoices can now be paid by credit card online through a secure web portal.

The link to the payment portal is included in the email sent with each invoice and on the invoice PDF itself. You can also find it on our website under Contact Us.

Project Enhance Team Update:

We are short staffed and responses from Project Enhance team members may be delayed. Thank you for your patience and understanding.

Let us help you build your capacity to reach more people and improve lives. Join upcoming EF Trainings and EW Trainings or contact to schedule yours today!