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HHS Announces Fall Prevention Education Initiative & Funding

Posted on Wednesday, July 15, 2015 1:47 PM

The Obama Administration, in coordination with the White House Conference of Aging, has announced a number of federal actions. Among the announced funding and programs is $4 million in new grants to address fall prevention, and a new CDC initiative that enables health professionals to receive continuing education credits for completing falls prevention training. The STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents Deaths & Injuries) initiative is a new effort to make fall prevention a routine part of clinical care. STEADI "uses established clinical guidelines and tested interventions designed to help health care providers address their older patient's fall risk, identify modifiable risk factors, and offer interventions." In order to help integrate STEADI into clinical practice, the CDC is releasing an online STEADI course offering free continuing education credits to physicians, nurses, certified health education specialists, certified public health professionals and other professionals. The training is now available on CDC TRAIN. Click here to learn more about the Falls Free Initiative. Click here to read more.  

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