IMPROVment® Initiative

Through positive feedback; funding; and our ability to engage interdisciplinary teams and communities; we developed a broader initiative around our method and defined our mission, vision, and immediate goals to help us grow on our journey.

Mission

Our mission is to implement, research and optimize the IMPROVment® method to empower movement for brain/body health in the communities we serve.

Vision

To align this work with global initiatives that leverage research-based practices in dance and movement-based practices to empower people to improve their brain/body health.

Goals: 2020

  • Increase the knowledge of the IMPROVment® initiative within our local, national, and international communities through an updated website, publications, and strategic partnerships.

  • Maintain focus to achieve milestone success for our NIH-funded grant with successful recruitment and wave completion.

  • Identify new research projects, interdisciplinary teams, and strategic partnerships that will continuously test, validate and optimize the IMPROVment® method through a variety of delivery options and new communities served.

  • Optimize the IMPROVment® training and teaching programs to ensure integrity of the method and trainers to best serve our communities.

WELLNESS

Group classes encourage socialization and an overall sense of well-being.

BRAIN

Improvisation is cognitively challenging and requires spontaneous decisions.

BODY

Dance has been shown to decrease fall risk and help with balance.