Breaking the Fall: Community Injury Prevention Strategies for Older Adults
Originally broadcast November 15, 2012
Mary Gallant, PhD, MPH
Professor of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany
Jane E. Corrarino, PhD, RN
Suffolk County Department of Health Services
This broadcast will include experts in falls and injury prevention among older adults. They will provide information on the importance of falls as it relates to the overall health of older adults as well as a brief history of the work that has been done and advances that have been made in the last decade. In addition speakers will discuss their experiences participating in, reviewing, and overseeing falls prevention program, providing viewers with an overview of what works, and how it works. Finally, recognizing that there is still a need for significant advancements in this area, presenters will make recommendations as to how everyone can take steps to help reduce the incidence of falls among older adults.