Monday, February 1, 2016

SAVIR Webinar February 3 Sponsored by NCIPC

You are invited to join us for an injury prevention webinar on selecting, developing and conducting effective community injury prevention programmatic initiatives from a Trauma Center. This is the first in a series that is expected to pay particular attention to ACS verification standards for injury prevention. Speakers and the discussant will suggest effective ways to select programmatic areas for targeted interventions that have proven effective interventions. Participants will receive information on how to access resources related to program identification, implementation, scale up and impact assessment for injury prevention initiatives in communities served by trauma centers. The first webinar is free to all participants and is being jointly sponsored by the SAVIR Council of Centers and the CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control (NCIPC).

Please register for the free webinar at this link:

Call in information:
Title: NCIPC Call with Injury Prevention Coordinators in Trauma Centers
When: Wednesday, February 3rd, 2016, 2 PM Eastern time
Conference Bridge line: 1-877-937-6089; Participant Code: 6673907
Web Meeting URL:

Speakers, Discussant and Moderator:

Dr. Debra Houry, Director, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control , CDC
Dr. Sara Patterson, Associate Director for Policy, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, CDC

Dr. Pina Violano, Course Director of the American Trauma Society’s (ATS) Injury Prevention Coordinator’s Course; Board member, ACS Trauma Prevention Coalition and Director of Injury Prevention at ACS verified Adult and Pediatric Trauma Centers, Yale, New Haven, CT

Dr. Joyce Pressley, Chair, SAVIR Council of Centers, Associate Professor, Center for Injury Epidemiology and Prevention at Columbia University, NY, NY

Tuesday, December 8, 2015

NCOA 2015 Falls Free® video contest winners

Congratulations to all the 2015 Falls Free® video contest winners! Over 30 videos were entered in the contest, and competition was extremely keen. Many thanks to everyone who submitted entries, to the judges, and to GSK for supporting the contest.

· First Place: Putnam Aging, Saint Albans, WV
· Second Place: New Hampshire Falls Risk Reduction Taskforce, Lebanon, NH
· Third Place: Chinese American Service League, Chicago, IL
· Honorable Mention: John Corona, Fairlawn, NY
· Honorable Mention: Eskaton (Dovos Media), Carmichael, CA

We hope you can use these videos in your fall prevention activities.

Monday, September 28, 2015

Every 20 minutes an older adult dies from a fall

During the first week of fall, National Council on Aging is asking all Americans to Take a Stand to Prevent Falls among older adults.

Too often, falls can cause older adults to lose their independence. Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, and every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Up to 30% of people who fall suffer moderate to severe injuries, making it harder for them to live independently.

“Falls Prevention Awareness Day provides a valuable opportunity to educate older adults and the community about falls risks and how to reduce their risks,” said Kathleen Cameron, Senior Director of NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center. “Falls prevention is about being healthy and proactive. There are simple steps that all of us can take to help older adults stay safe and on their feet.”

NCOA leads the National Falls Prevention Resource Center that increases public awareness and educates consumers and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent falls, and promotes evidence-based falls prevention programs.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Today is Falls Prevention Awareness Day

This year we are highlighting the need for education and action because falls don't have to be a normal part of aging. Follow this link to find out more about the dangers of falls and to download materials you can use to help get the word out in our community.

Every 20 minutes, an older adult dies from a fall, and every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in an emergency department for a fall-related injury. Help us educate older adults and the people who care about them so that we can make a difference in Colorado.

New video! 6 steps to prevent a fall

Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day. Watch this new animated video—then share it with the older adults you serve!

Monday, September 21, 2015

Webinar: Fall-Related TBIs Among Older Adults

Wednesday, September 30, 2015, 12:00-1:00 p.m. ET

Every 13 seconds an older adult is treated in the emergency room for a fall. Falls are the second leading cause of traumatic brain injury (TBI) hospitalizations overall and the leading cause of TBI hospitalizations among persons aged 65 and older. This webinar, sponsored by the National Association of State Head Injury Administrators (NASHIA) in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Injury Center, will provide information on the Injury Center’s efforts to reduce falls among older adults and States’ efforts to identify TBI within in the older adult population. Featured speaker will be Grant Ballwin, PhD, MPH, Director of the Division of Unintentional Injuries, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This session will also feature work conducted or being conducted by Massachusetts and Nebraska to screen, identify and address issues associated with TBI among older adults.

This webinar is being offered to both NASHIA members and non-members, free of charge, as space allows. NASHIA archives all webinars on its webpage for future viewing.

Thursday, September 10, 2015

The next Older Adult Falls Prevention Journal Club meeting is September 22, 2015 from Noon to 1 pm. 
Please join us for a review of an article about barriers and facilitators to evaluating and sustaining fall prevention programs. A copy of the article and details on how to join the Journal Club are available on the Journal Club tab.