January 2018

Congratulations to the Falls Free® Video & Story Contest winners!

This year’s winning videos include positive depictions of older adults engaged in a variety of falls prevention activities to showcase the benefits of participating in evidence-based programs.


CDSME and falls prevention funding forecasts from ACL

The Administration for Community Living (ACL) has posted two new funding forecasts for Chronic Disease Self-Management Education (CDSME) and falls prevention programs with two funding options: (1) capacity-building grants and (2) sustainable systems grants. The full funding opportunity announcements are anticipated to be posted on Feb. 28.

View the CDSME grant forecast | View the falls grant forecast

NCOA and n4a partner to support linkages between community-based and health care organizations

An older woman talking to a doctor.Visit n4a’s Aging and Disability Business Institute website to read our new blog post about resources and learning collaboratives developed through NCOA’s Center for Healthy Aging to support business acumen among community-based organizations.

Read the blog post | Visit the Roadmap to Community-Integrated Health Care

Attend the U.S. Senate’s hearing on healthy aging

The U.S. Senate’s Special Committee on Aging is hosting a hearing on Jan. 24, Turning 65: Navigating Critical Decisions to Age Well.

Learn more

Healthiest — and least healthy — places in America

Grandfather and grandson on the beachThe United Health Foundation has released their annual America’s Health Rankings report. Massachusetts is this year’s healthiest state, while Mississippi was at the bottom of the rankings. Findings also reveal that there are wide variations in vaccination rates, and mental health providers flock to certain states.

Learn more

New falls prevention funding opportunity from CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced a new funding opportunity, “Research to Evaluate Medication Management of Opioids and Benzodiazepines to Reduce Older Adult Falls.” The research will advance knowledge about how health professionals can improve medication prescribing practices to reduce falls, overdose, and other injuries in community dwelling older adults.

Apply by March 23

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