Implementing Effective Falls Prevention Programs in Your Community: Reaching New Audiences
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Implementing Effective Falls Prevention Programs in Your Community: Reaching New Audiences

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Date: August 21, 2014

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

Type: Webinar

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Sponsored by: NCOA's Falls Free® Initiative and IlluminAge

Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2014 is Sept. 23, and this year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow. Join us to discover how to use this national event to launch a more comprehensive approach to falls prevention programming in your community—and reach new audiences of older adults.

Discover:

  • What’s new in falls prevention programming and what’s working in communities nationwide
  • How organizations are integrating falls prevention programming into their other offerings 
  • Tested strategies to recruit older adult participants, including those from hard-to-reach populations
  • Exciting new initiatives that partner with emergency medical services,  community health workers and others
  • Participants are guaranteed to come away with new insights and ideas!

Presenters:

  • Patti League, RN, Program Manager, A Matter of Balance, Portland, ME
  • Valeree Lecey, MS, OT, Lead Trainer, Stepping On, Older Americans Act Consultant, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
  • Tiffany Shubert, PT, PhD, Project Manager, Falls Practice Improvement Network, Center for Aging and Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Judy A Stevens, PhD, Epidemiologist, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
  • Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
  • Ellen C. Schneider, MBA, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

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