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Consultant and Instructor Services for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Bid Information

Bid Alert No: 00000479500

Bid Title: Consultant and Instructor Services for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance

Agency Bid No. Title: 7272

Received Date: 02/05/2016

Close Date: 02/19/2016

Purchase Type: Not Stated

Delivery Point: San Diego, California

Delivery Date: Not Stated


Specifications include, but are not limited to: The consultants primary service will be planning and quality assurance for Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance(TCMBB) exercise classes, which will be held at multiple locations throughout the county. This work will include,but is not limited to, teaching TCMBB classes for older adults, conducting group training for instructors, conductingsite visits to monitor instructor techniques, creating a program manual, identifying new instructors, and providingassistance to AIS staff with program evaluation.2. BackgroundIn 2009, Aging & Independence Services (AIS), through its Health Promotion unit, and in partnership with theCalifornia Department of Public Health (CDPH), was part of a community implementation evaluation grant programfunded by the CDC. Three agencies implemented the TCMBB program in their respective areas - San Diego, NewYork state, and Oregon - to ascertain what the implementation challenges were for this program at the communitylevel, and whether the positive outcomes found in previous research would continue in the community whenconducted outside of the controlled research protocol. The particular program, TCMBB, is a modified version of theYang style of Tai Chi. TCMBB simplifies the traditional style and has only eight essential positions that thepractitioner moves through in a slow, flowing, and controlled fashion. Older adults learn and practice the TCMBBform in a group fitness class of 10 25 participants.

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Product Codes: 94873, 96168

Agency Information

Issuing Agency: County of San Diego

State: California

Agency Type: State and Local

Contact: Jeannine Joergensen, Department of Purchasing and Contracting Department of Purchasing and Contracting, 5560 Overland Avenue, Suite 270, San Diego, California, 92123

Phone: 858-505-6367

Fax: 858-715-6452




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