The National Falls Prevention Resource Center

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The National Council on Aging’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center supports the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies across the nation.

PURPOSE

The purpose of the National Falls Prevention Resource Center is as follows:

  • Increase public awareness and educate consumers and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent falls.
  • Support and stimulate the implementation, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of falls among older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Serve as the national clearinghouse of tools, best practices, and other information on falls and falls prevention.

PROJECT DESCRIPTION

In partnership with the National Council on Aging and in collaboration with the Administration for Community Living:

  • Support the National Falls Prevention Resource Center public education awareness activities about the risks of falls and how to prevent them
  • Provide technical assistance to support and stimulate the implementation of evidence-based community falls prevention/management programs
  • Continue to co-lead the national Falls Free® Initiative and assist the integration this network into the new National Falls Prevention Resource Center
  • Promote and provide technical assistance for the National Falls Prevention Resource Center efforts centered around the annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day
  • Serve as a bridge between the Resource Falls Prevention Center and other national falls prevention grants, including the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute/National Institutes of Health
  • Provide ongoing support, bringing the long historical perspective of NCOA’s extensive fall prevention portfolio to the Senior Director, National Falls Prevention Resource Center

FUNDING

National council on aging:
$52,162

Funding dates: 9/1/14-8/31/16

KEY CONTACTS

Ellen Schneider, PI

ecschnei@email.unc.edu

 

Updated 11/15/15