Monday, August 4, 2014

NCOA webinar: Implementing Effective Falls Prevention Programs in Your Community: Reaching New Audiences

Thursday, August 21, 2014; 11:30 to 1:00 p.m

Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2014 is Sept. 23, and this year’s theme is Strong Today, Falls Free® Tomorrow. Join us to discover how to use this national event to launch a more comprehensive approach to falls prevention programming in your community—and reach new audiences of older adults.


· What’s new in falls prevention programming and what’s working in communities nationwide
· How organizations are integrating falls prevention programming into their other offerings
· Tested strategies to recruit older adult participants, including those from hard-to-reach populations
· Exciting new initiatives that partner with emergency medical services, community health workers and others

Participants are guaranteed to come away with new insights and ideas!


· Patti League, RN, Program Manager, A Matter of Balance, Portland, ME
· Valeree Lecey, MS, OT, Lead Trainer, Stepping On, Older Americans Act Consultant, Greater Wisconsin Agency on Aging Resources
· Tiffany Shubert, PT, PhD, Project Manager, Falls Practice Improvement Network, Center for Aging and Health, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
· Judy A Stevens, PhD, Epidemiologist, National Center for Injury Prevention & Control, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
· Matthew Lee Smith, PhD, MPH, CHES, Assistant Professor, Department of Health Promotion and Behavior, College of Public Health, University of Georgia
· Ellen C. Schneider, MBA, UNC Center for Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

Webinars in this series are free to NCOA members and friends. Attendance is first come, first served. Register now