213186 Evidence into action: Wisconsin's falls prevention programs

Monday, November 9, 2009: 3:10 PM

Jane Mahoney, MD , Department of Medicine, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI
The presenter will describe the history, key partnerships, mission, and vision of Wisconsin's statewide framework for falls prevention, and explain how the statewide framework drives implementation of programs at the local level. The presenter will discuss the successes, barriers and lessons learned from dissemination of several evidence-based falls prevention programs. Lastly, the presenter will discuss why multiple types of falls prevention programs are needed in order to reach the maximum number of older adults at high falls risk.

Learning Objectives:
Identify at least two evidence-based falls prevention programs Demonstrate the benefits and challenges of implementing falls prevention programs in Wisconsin

Keywords: Injury Prevention, Aging

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am a physician with extensive experience in fall prevention.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.