Standing Together to Prevent Falls
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Standing Together to Prevent Falls

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Date: August 28, 2012

Time: 3:00 PM ET - 4:30 PM ET

Type: Webinar

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Falls are the leading cause of injury related deaths of older adults, the primary reason for older adult injury emergency department visits, and the most common cause of hospital admissions for trauma. With the rapidly growing aging population in the United States, the issue of older adult falls will soon overwhelm our healthcare, public health, and aging services systems.

Sept. 22 is National Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Join this webinar to discover how you can join the effort to affect this growing public health issue and sponsor an educational event in your community.

In this webinar, we’ll explore:

  • The issue of older adult falls in our country.
  • Effective strategies for bringing greater awareness to older adult falls prevention and how you can participate in National Falls Prevention Awareness Day on Sept. 22.
  • The CDC's new STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) toolkit for healthcare providers to assess falls risks, create action plans to reduce risk and link patients to community-based programs. 
  • Funding options, including Medicare coverage for falls and Title IIID falls prevention community program funding. 

Speakers:

  • Ellen Schneider, MBA, Research Scientist at The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
  • Heidi Ehrenreich, PhD, MPH, ORISE Fellow with the Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC
  • Suzanne Landis, MD, MPH, Director of the Division of Healthcare Innovation; Director of the Center for Healthy Aging at Mountain Area Health Education Center Asheville, NC; and Professor, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
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