5107.0 The development, implementation and effectiveness of a national evidence-based falls prevention program: A matter of balance-voluntary lay leader model

Wednesday, November 11, 2009: 10:30 AM
Abstract Falls and subsequent negative sequelae are widely recognized as major problems in the aging population. Efforts to develop evidence-based programs have demonstrated positive effects, and thus contribute to national falls prevention efforts, if widely disseminated with program fidelity. In recognition, the Administration on Aging has embarked on a national initiative to encourage more evidence-based programming for older adults. The purpose of this symposium is to discuss the development, implementation, and effectiveness of a nationally disseminated falls prevention program, A Matter of Balance-Volunteer Lay Led model (AMOB-VLL, and to highlight some of the successes of the national, state and local levels.
Session Objectives: Assess the components of a successful evidence-based program for seniors Describe the effectiveness of a national dissemination effort regarding an evidence-based falls prevention program. List the steps involved to create a statewide coalition Identify components of a successful program implementation and evaluation effort
Marcia G. Ory, PhD, MPH and Margaret Haynes, MPA

11:15 AM
Texas Falls Prevention Coalition: Mobilizing Falls-Prevention through the Area Agencies on Aging
Reuben Parrish, MPH, CHES, Glenda Rogers, Debbie Billa, Doni Van Ryswyk and Marcia Gail Ory, PhD, MPH

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Organized by: Gerontological Health
Endorsed by: Social Work

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH)

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