Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2013: New Resources and New Partnerships
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Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2013: New Resources and New Partnerships


Date: August 22, 2013

Time: 1:30 PM ET - 3:00 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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Sponsors: NCOA and IlluminAge

One in three seniors aged 65+ falls each year, and this number increases to one in two by the age of 80.

Each year, the Falls Free® Initiative sponsors Falls Prevention Awareness Day to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults.

This year’s theme is Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time, and event is set for Sept. 22.

Listen as a panel of researchers, educators, and program leaders from across the country share their innovative partnerships to promote falls prevention awareness and discover new resources that you can use to spread the word.


  • How to engage professional health care students in falls prevention screening and program delivery
  • The important role that Geriatric Education Centers and Emergency Medical Services can play in promoting falls prevention
  • How STEADI is being used to advance health care practice partnerships
  • Partnerships and resources to help you evaluate the reach and effectiveness of your efforts


  • Ellen Schneider, MBA, Research Scientist, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, and co-lead of the North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition
  • Lisa Shields, Senior Falls Prevention Program Coordinator, Oregon Health Authority, Center for Prevention and Health Promotion, Injury and Violence Prevention Program
  • Mindy Oxman Renfro, PhD, DPT, GCS, CPH, School of Physical Therapy & Rehabilitation Sciences, University of Montana, Missoula, MT, and co-lead of the Montana Fall Prevention Coalition
  • Elizabeth Peterson, PhD, OTR/L, FAOTA, Clinical Professor, Department of Occupational Therapy, University of Illinois at Chicago, IL, and co-lead of the Illinois Fall Prevention Coalition

A resource list will be provided, as well as time for Q&A.



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