NACCHO Older Adult Falls Prevention Project Seeks LHDs

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO), with support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), continues its work on “Developing the Capacity to Support Older Adult Fall Prevention” project, which is designed to assist local health departments identify older adults at high risk for falls, increase awareness about fall risk and prevention among older adults, and partner with community and clinical resources to support fall prevention efforts.

NACCHO is seeking local health departments to participate in a “pilot process” to inform the creation of a guide intended to help local health departments plan and implement older adult clinical fall prevention programs. Potential participants should be interested in building a new clinical fall prevention program or expanding current programs to include screening, assessments, and interventions with clinical partners.

For additional information and to express interest in participating, local health departments should contact the NACCHO Injury and Violence Prevention Team at by May 6. NACCHO will select up to five local health departments to participate.