142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Taking the STEADI program to the Community: Our Experience with a Mobile Falls Prevention Program

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Tuesday, November 18, 2014 : 3:10 PM - 3:30 PM

Adam Fleischer, DPM, MPH , Department of Podiatric Medicine & Radiology, Dr. William M. Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine at Rosalind Franklin University, North Chicago, IL
The STEADI program, endorsed by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), is a popular method for rapidly identifying members of the community who are at increased risk for falls. In this talk, I will discuss our University’s initial  6 month experience implementing the STEADI program during our community outreach events using 2nd and 3rd year podiatry , medical and pharmacy students.

Learning Areas:

Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs

Learning Objectives:
Define the criteria outlined in a national program (STEADI) that are used to identify high risk patients for falls Explain how these criteria can be implemented along with recommendations for proper follow up during community outreach screenings

Keyword(s): Prevention, Community Health Programs

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I have been involved in several industry sponsored and investigator-initiated studies looking at falls prevention interventions over the past 5 years. I am course coordinator for a class at Scholl College of Podiatric Medicine which is now implementing a mobile falls prevention program servicing our surrounding neighborhoods.
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.