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Home Safety Council Presents at the American Public Health Association’s 137th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA

At the American Public Health Association’s 137th Annual Meeting in Philadelphia, PA, the Home Safety Council presented on the Safety of Seniors Act as a public health policy success in the area of older adult falls prevention. The full session explored the vital role of injury prevention as a part of public health, using older adult falls prevention as a lens to examine the impact that injuries have on the U.S. at the state and Federal level. The session also explored policy and programmatic interventions to address this important and growing public health problem, given the significant impact injuries have on the health of Americans, including premature death, disability, and the burden placed on the health care system.

The title of the topic was Success in Public Health Programs and Policy: Older Adult Falls as an Injury Prevention Model

The panelists spoke on:

  • The Role of Injury Prevention in Public Health
  • A Public Health Success Story: The Safety of Seniors Act
  • Evidence in Action: Wisconsin’s Falls Prevention Programs
  • Launching a Statewide Senior Falls Program

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Home Safety Council presented on the Safety of Seniors Act at the
APHA Annual Meeting

From left to right:
Jane Mahoney, MD
Associate Professor, Geriatrics
Department of Medicine
University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health

Ilene F. Silver, MPH
Program Development Specialist
Senior Fall Prevention Program
Washington State Department of Health

Amy B. Harris, MPA
Acting Deputy Director
National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Patricia H. Adkins, MBA
Chief Operating Officer and Director of Public Policy
Home Safety Council

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