142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition

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Preventing injuries across the life span: A multi-disciplinary approach to fall prevention for people of all ages, translating research into policy and practice. A joint-organized session by Chiropractic Health Care, Podiatry, and Aging and Public Health

142nd APHA Annual Meeting and Exposition (November 15 - November 19, 2014): http://www.apha.org/events-and-meetings/annual
Monday, November 17, 2014: 10:30 AM - 12:00 PM
Fall prevention is a concern across multiple disciplines and while important in the elderly, is also important across the life span. For these reasons the Chiropractic Health Care Section, the Aging and Public Health Section, and the Podiatry Section have worked together to develop this joint session on fall prevention across the life span. Speakers have been invited to address this important topic from their various disciplines and viewpoints, which include: leisure time activity and fall risk in young and middle-aged adults, falls in those with arthritis, fall prevention from a podiatry perspective, and integrative care for fall prevention across the lifespan from a chiropractic perspective. After each of the speakers present their area of expertise, a moderator will guide this multidisciplinary panel to discuss issues of fall prevention across the lifespan including: what are the gaps in the scientific literature, what collaborative actions can be done, and how we can better work together. This session will use integrative cooperation to address fall prevention across the lifespan by developing action steps and providing suggestions for future collaboration.
Session Objectives: Describe fall prevention from various viewpoints, using a social-ecological model (society, community, organization, interpersonal, individual) Explain healthcare issues related to fall management and fall prevention Discuss selected recommendations from National Public Health Agendas Formulate a list of collaborative actions from selected stakeholder viewpoints to address the increasing burden of the risk of falling
Darcy Vavrek, ND, MS and Claire Johnson, MSEd, DC
John Hyland, D.C., M.P.H.
John Hyland, D.C., M.P.H.

Effect of leisure-time physical activity on the risk of falling and fall-related injuries among young and middle-age adults
Alberto J. Caban-Martinez, PhD, DO, MPH, CPH, Theodore Courtney, MS, CSP, Wen R. Chang, PhD, David A. Lombardi, PhD, Yueng-hsiang (Emily) Huang, PhD, Melanye J. Brennan, MS, Melissa J. Perry, ScD MHS, Jeffrey N. Katz, MD, MSc, David Christiani, MD, MPH and Santosh Verma, ScD, MD, MPH
Falls and fall injuries among adults with arthritis--United States, 2012
Kamil Barbour, PhD, Judy Stevens, PhD, Charles Helmick, MD, Yao-Hua Luo, PhD, Louise Murphy, PhD, Jennifer Hootman, PhD, Kristina Theis, MPH, Lynda Anderson, PhD, Nancy Baker and David Sugarman, MD MPH FACEP

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, Socialist Caucus, Public Health Social Work, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

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