University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Ellen Schneider’s primary areas of focus include healthy aging, falls prevention, older adult evidence-based programs, and behavioral health. Ms. Schneider has been a consultant with the National Council on Aging (NCOA) since 2006 and works with NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center. She has provided technical assistance to more than 30 states to establish falls prevention coalitions and disseminate evidence-based falls prevention programs. Ms. Schneider also co-leads the National Falls Free® Initiative and facilitates the national Falls Prevention Awareness and Advocacy Committee. She has worked extensively with State Health Departments, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the aging services network to build infrastructure and implement falls prevention policy, programming, and systems change.
On the state level, Ms. Schneider is a co-founder and co-facilitator of the North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition and the North Carolina Mental Health, Substance Use and Aging Coalition. She also is a dissemination leader with the Carolina Geriatric Education Center to build North Carolina’s falls prevention infrastructure and support efforts to link clinical practice with community-based services. Ms. Schneider received her undergraduate degree and MBA from the Pennsylvania State University and graduate-level Certificate in Aging from UNC-Chapel Hill.