The Fall Prevention Project
"Interdisciplinary Training for Fall Prevention in the Elderly" is an Allied Health Grant Program supported by the Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources and Services Administration, Public Health Service, Department of Health and Human Services.
Roberta A. Newton, PT, PhD
Professor, Department of Physical Therapy
College of Allied Health Professions
3307 North Broad Street
Philadelphia, PA 19140-5101
Voice: 215-707-4897 FAX: 215-707-7500 E-mail: email@example.com
Goals & Objectives
- fall risk factors
- consequences of falls
- balance assessment
- fall prevention
- rehabilitation strategies for older adults who have fallen.
- a videotape demonstrating and discussing 3 balance assessments
- a manual for development of fall prevention programs.
- broadcast media
- electronic media
- individually, concurrent with balance testing.
Interdisciplinary Steering Committee for the HRSA grant included:
Roberta A. Newton, PhD, PT, Program Director
Elaine O. Patrikas, MA, Professor Emeritus, Dept.of Health Information Management and Consultant/Coordinator
Sylvia Auerbach, MS, Freelance Writer, Journalist, and Older Adult Advocate
Marquette Cannon-Babb, PhD, Assistant Dean of the School of Pharmacy
Julie Chandler, PhD, Physical Therapy Research, Merck Laboratories
Linda Levy, MS, Associate Professor, Dept. of Occupational Therapy
Jean Lovrinic, PhD, Professor, Dept. of Communication Science
Jane Pond, MSN, Director of Ambulatory Services, Temple Health Connection
Kathy Segrist, PhD, Director, Institute on Aging, Temple University
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