WNC Fall Prevention Coalition: Taking A Stand!

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Buncombe, Madison, Henderson, Haywood, Transylvania

Task Force Administration

Meeting Agenda & Minutes
Meeting One Minutes - March 24
Meeting Two Agenda - May 21
Meeting Three Agenda - July 22
Meeting Four Agenda - September 2
Meeting Five Agenda - October 19
Meeting Six Agenda - January 14
Meeting Seven Agenda - March 11
Meeting Eight Agenda - May 13
Meeting Nine Agenda - July 8, 2010
Meeting Ten Agenda - September 9, 2010
Meeting Eleven Agenda - November 18th, 2010
Meeting Twelve Agenda - January 13th, 2011
    - Community Screening and Subcommittee Meeting 1/13/11
Meeting Thirteen Agenda - March 10th, 2011
Meeting Fourteen Agenda - May 12, 2011
Meeting Fifteen Agenda - July 14th, 2011
Meeting Sixteen Agenda - September 8, 2011
Meeting Seventeen Agenda - November 10, 2011
Meeting Eighteen - January 12, 2012
Meeting Nineteen - March 8, 2012
Meeting Twenty - May 10, 2012
Meeting Twenty-one - July 12, 2012
Meeting Twenty-two - September 13, 2012
Meeting Twenty-three - November 8th, 2012
Meeting Twenty-four - January 22nd, 2013
Meeting Twenty-five - March 26th, 2013
Meeting Twenty-six - May 28th, 2013

Research Toolbox


Prevention of Falls in Community-Dwelling Older Adults (U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement, May 2012)

The Patient Who Falls: "It's Always a TradeOff"(ME Tinetti, M.D, C Kumar (American Medical Association 2010; 303:3)

Chronic Muskuloskeletal Pain and the Occurrence of Falls in an Older Population (Leveille,E.G etal JAMA 2009; 302:20)
It takes a village to prevent falls: reconceptualizing fall prevention and management for older adults (D A Ganz, G E Alkema and S Wu, Injury Prevention 2008;14:266-271)
Effect of Dissemination of Evidence in Reducing Injuries from Falls (M E Tinetti, M.D.et al NEJM, 2008; 359: 252-261)
Multifactorial Fall-Prevention Strategies: Time to Retreat or Advance (M E Tinetti, JAGS 2008; 56:1563–1565)
Update on falls prevention for community-dwelling older adults: Review of single and multifactorial intervention programs (E Costello, & J E Edelstein, JRRD 2008; 45, 8:1135-1152)
Effect of a Risk-Based Multifactorial Fall Prevention Program on the Incidence of Falls (M J Salminen et al, JAGS 2009; 57, 4: 612-619)

Guiding Principles

Mission Statement: The WNC Fall Prevention Coalition is committed to reducing the number of falls and fall-related injuries in Western North Carolina.

Vision Statement: Lead the nation in reducing the number of falls and fall-related injuries through focused, coordinated effort.

Charter Statement: Committed to a standard of excellence for preventing falls and fall related injuries among older adults in Western North Carolina through infrastructure development and maintenance, community awareness and education, provider education, risk assessment, multifactoral interventions, surveillance and evaluation, and advocacy for supportive policies and environments.

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