Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Family Care Southwest is a Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence

Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recognizing Family Care Southwest as a leader in older adult falls prevention efforts in Colorado.  Dr. Helen Story has championed the efforts through the clinical integration of fall prevention.  The program implemented includes falls risk screenings and referrals to evidence-based exercise programs as a part of annual visits with their patients over the age of 65.  By referring senior patients to Fall Prevention Network to help them find exercise classes in their community, Family Care Southwest is contributing to keeping the older adult population in Colorado independent and fall free.

For more information on the Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence or to nominate a person or agency doing evidenced-based work in this field go to the VIPrevention website.

For more information on clinical integration of falls prevention programs go to the Clinical Integration of Older Adult Falls Prevention webpage.

Thank you and congratulations to Family Care Southwest!

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