Dr. Blalock is a professor in the Division of Pharmaceutical Outcomes and Policy. She is a behavioral scientist with expertise in the area of patient and public health education and is particularly interested in risk communication and the impact of pharmaceutical care, including patient education ... MORE
The Injury Prevention Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill is recruiting beauty salons for a special opportunity—to participate in a randomized trial study to test the impact of different health messages, including information about falls prevention.
According to the North Carolina Injury and Violence Prevention Branch of the North Carolina Division ... MORE
The ultimate goal of this translational study is to decrease the incidence of falls among older adults by: (1) better understanding factors that may limit the potential impact of existing evidence-based falls prevention programs, and (2) using this information to make strategic recommendations concerning the design and marketing of evidence-based programs to achieve greater use ... MORE
This is a pilot for a project addresses prevention of falls in older adults using beauty salon owners in the community to deliver falls prevention messaging. This strategy for providing health promotion messaging has proven effectiveness in cancer prevention and physical activity promotion, but has never previously been applied to injury prevention
Principal Investigator: Laura Linnan, ... MORE
There are 20 proven interventions that have been shown to reduce falls in older adults. However, currently there is limited uptake of these programs in society as a whole. There is a need to increase the implementation of falls prevention programs, to embed falls prevention initiatives within the healthcare delivery system.
Research on falls and fall prevention in older populations is an important area of study for IPRC. Drs. Blalock and Casteel have conducted research examining medication review by community pharmacies as a falls prevention strategy. They have also examined the association between hip protector use and falls in assisted living facilities. Dr. Marshall is involved in the study of the association between physical activity and falls risk in the Women’s Health Initiative cohort.
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Tool Kit for Health Care Providers.
CDC’s Injury Center created the STEADI Tool Kit to provide health care providers with the information and tools they need to assess and address their older patients’ fall risk.
CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions
What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 2nd Edition,