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March 2013

success signWebinar: Policy change to advance falls prevention

Want to have a real impact on falls prevention by changing policy in your state or community? Join our free webinar on April 11 to learn how. Discover policy goals, discuss strategies for making them a reality, get resources, and listen as select states share their successes.
Register now | Download our State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Falls Prevention

Federal budget debates leave falls prevention funding hanging

Congress is trying to both finalize FY 2013 funding and set priorities for FY 2014. Where does that leave funding for falls prevention?
Find out

medicineThe link between falls and medication management

If you missed our webinar on medication management last month, you can still watch the recording and download the presentation. Medication errors can lead to falls. The webinar discussed HomeMeds, an evidence-based intervention that addresses medication safety among older adults.
View the webinar | See 6 tips on medication management

Planning underway for Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2013

Fresh off our panel presentation at the 2013 Aging in America Conference, we're planning an updated webinar in support of Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD). The focus will be on creative partnerships. Watch your email for details! This year’s FPAD date is Sept. 22, and the theme is “Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time.”
Learn more about FPAD

Add your voice to the need for falls research

We recently participated in the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute’s (PCORI) webinar on Preventing Injuries from Falls in the Elderly. The event helped identify needs and opportunities around falls prevention research. You can submit a research question on this topic to PCORI through March 26. PCORI will consider all feedback as it develops targeted funding announcements.
Get webinar materials | Submit your question

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Training opportunities

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