April 2017

New tip sheet: Engaging American Indian/Alaska Native Elders in Falls Prevention Programs

This tip sheet provides an overview of the issue of falls among this population, highlights best practices for falls prevention in four tribal communities, and provides strategies to connect with other local falls prevention initiatives.

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Apply for CDSME and falls prevention grants

The Administration for Community Living/Administration on Aging released funding opportunity announcements for grants to support the implementation and sustainability of Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and falls prevention programs.

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Learn more about the three-modality approach to CDSME implementation

Read our in-depth interview with Dianne Davis and Karol Matson of Partners in Care Foundation exploring their step-by-step process of partnering with a health care plan to offer CDSME in three formats—community-based, online, and mailed toolkit—to individuals in California.

Explore “See It In Action” in the “Payment Models” section

Welcome to the 2017-18 Learning Collaborative (LC) participants

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Nineteen organizations from California to Connecticut have been selected to participate in two LCs focused on developing integrated and sustainable evidence-based program delivery systems. LC participants will support each other in developing network hubs and receiving reimbursement through the Medicare benefits for Diabetes Self-Management Training or Health and Behavior Assessment and Intervention.

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New resources to educate policymakers about healthy aging

Congress returns to Washington, DC next week after a two-week recess, but another extended period back home is around the corner at the end of May. Congressional recesses are a great time to interact with your lawmakers. Use our tips and talking points for taking advantage of those opportunities, and learn more about looming healthy aging policy debates with our latest Straight Talk for Seniors® blog post and healthy aging policy webinar recording.

Use our toolkit | Read the blog | Review our webinar

STEADI Pharmacist Falls Prevention Training

Developed by CDC and the American Pharmacists Association, this free, interactive online training is designed to provide pharmacists with the knowledge and resources to screen older adults for falls risk, assess modifiable risk factors, and intervene to reduce falls. The training is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

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Explore the Reframing Aging communications toolkit

Eight of the nation’s leading aging-focused organizations, including NCOA and Grantmakers in Aging, collaborated with Frameworks Institute to design and test resources to help advocates reframe the public discourse and understanding about aging and older Americans.


Increase in the number and rate of fall-related traumatic brain injuries (TBI) among older adults

Between 2007 and 2013 there was a substantial increase in the number and rate of older adult fall-related TBIs and hospitalizations, according to a new Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report from the CDC. This data suggests an urgent need to enhance falls prevention efforts, including participation in evidence-based falls prevention programs.

Read the report | Explore falls prevention programs

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