Online Program

Preventing injuries from the ground up: A multi-disciplinary approach to fall prevention for older adults, translating research into policy and practice. A joint-organized session by Chiropractic Health Care and Injury Control and Emergency Health Services

Monday, November 4, 2013: 12:30 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Injuries are a major health concern. Falls causing death have increased over the past 20 years and are a major cause of death and disability for older adults in the US. More than a third of older adults fall each year and it is estimated that by year 2020, annual direct and indirect costs related to fall injuries will be $47 billion. Due to the importance of this issue, the Injury Control and Emergency Health Services section and the Chiropractic Health Care section have worked together to develop this joint session on fall prevention in older adults using a multidisciplinary approach. Speakers have been invited to address fall prevention from their various disciplines and viewpoints, these include: CDC, Research Journal Editor, Epidemiologist, Preventive and Behavioral Medicine, and Clinical Practitioner. Using a social-ecological framework we aim to improve communication and help break down the barriers between the silos that often exist in addressing public health issues. After each of the speakers present their area of expertise, a moderator will guide this multidisciplinary panel to discuss issues of fall prevention in older adults related to: gaps in the scientific literature, what collaborative actions can be done, and how we can better work together. This session will use multidisciplinary collaboration to address fall prevention in older adults by developing action steps and providing suggestions for future collaboration.
Session Objectives: Describe fall prevention approaches for older adults from multi-disciplinary viewpoints, using a social-ecological model (society, community, organization, interpersonal, individual). Discuss multi-disciplinary approaches and collaborative actions to prevent falls in older adults. Develop collaborative action steps from multi-disciplinary representatives to address fall prevention for older adults.
Bart Green, DC, MSEd, PhD
Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD , Sara B. Newman, DrPH, MCP , Joyce Pressley, PhD, MPH and Lori Byrd, MS

Fall prevention: A view from the CDC   

David Sugerman, MD, MPH

See individual abstracts for presenting author's disclosure statement and author's information.

Organized by: Chiropractic Health Care
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Injury Control and Emergency Health Services, Medical Care, Oral Health, Public Health Nursing, APHA-Student Assembly, Physical Activity, Community Health Planning and Policy Development, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)