New Training – STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention

Developed in collaboration with CDC and the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) click for link. As some of the most accessible members of the healthcare team, and as medication experts, pharmacists play a critical role in older adult fall prevention. To begin preventing falls, pharmacists can: Screen to identify patients at risk for a fall; Assess […]

Engaging American Indian Elders in Falls Prevention Programs

There are over a hundred American Indian Tribes in California. They are commonly designated either as federal or non-federal. Regardless, there may be Native American communities within your target area – even in metropolitan areas. Here are suggestions when working with your local American Indian community.  This list of tips comes from the National Center […]

A Vision that can Impact our Community’s Mobility

Vision Zero. Vision Zero is a strategy to eliminate all traffic fatalities and severe injuries, while increasing safe, healthy, equitable mobility for all. First implemented in Sweden in the 1990s, Vision Zero has proved successful across Europe — and now it’s gaining momentum in major American cities. Does your community have a Vision Zero initiative? […]

17th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum

The 17th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland. The Forum is a program of the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Senior Injury Prevention Partnership with funding from the California Department of Public Health’s Older Adult Falls Prevention Program. The […]

Housing and Falls Prevention

Elderly Falls Prevention Legislation and Statutes The National Conference of State Legislatures has amassed state level actions that support safe housing for older adults. [complete report] Legislation Below is a list of enacted legislation through 2014 that addresses falls among older adults. To view current state actions related to falls, and other injury and violence prevention topics, please […]