South to Southwest S2SW Webinar Innovations in Injury and Violence Prevention: Integrating Falls Prevention into Healthcare Systems

South to Southwest S2SW Webinar Innovations in Injury and Violence Prevention: Integrating Falls Prevention into Healthcare Systems

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Wednesday, August 28, 2013 - 2:00pm

Addressing fall injuries in older adults is an important issue for public health, but with a lack of funding and staff dedicated to addressing the problem, many states find it difficult to make a significant impact. Join the South to Southwest Network on August 28 at 2:00 eastern time for a presentation outlining efforts to incorporate falls prevention into systems of care—a strategy with great promise to prevent falls at a population level. Ellen Schneider of the University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill will give an overview of the goals and strategies pursued by grantees of the National Center for Injury Prevention and Control at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and then grantees Lisa Shields, David Dowler, and Lisa Millet of the Oregon Department of Health will go into detail about their efforts to incorporate falls prevention into healthcare systems. Examples of their efforts include having the VA include fall prevention questions in electronic health records, and working with Medicare Advantage providers to pay for falls prevention interventions. 

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