Front of the School of Public Health

Breaking the Fall:
Community Injury Prevention
Strategies for Older Adults

Originally broadcast November 15, 2012

Mary Gallant, PhD, MPH

Professor of Health Policy, Management, and Behavior, University at Albany

Jane E. Corrarino, PhD, RN
Suffolk County Department of Health Services

This broadcast will include experts in falls and injury prevention among older adults.  They will provide information on the importance of falls as it relates to the overall health of older adults as well as a brief history of the work that has been done and advances that have been made in the last decade.  In addition speakers will discuss their experiences participating in, reviewing, and overseeing falls prevention program, providing viewers with an overview of what works, and how it works.  Finally, recognizing that there is still a need for significant advancements in this area, presenters will make recommendations as to how everyone can take steps to help reduce the incidence of falls among older adults.

After watching this broadcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the problem of falls among older adults, including extent of the problem, high-risk groups, and risk and protective factors
  • Identify effective fall-prevention strategies
  • Describe evidence-based fall prevention programs that can be implemented in community settings
  • Identify ways to develop and implement an effective community-based fall prevention strategy
  • Identify future planning considerations to reduce the incidence of falls among older adults

Continuing Nurse Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is an approved provider of continuing nurse education by the. American Nurses Association Massachusetts (ANA MASS), an accredited approver by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

This offering is approved for 1 nursing contact hour(s).

Continuing Medical Education Contact Hours

The School of Public Health, University at Albany is accredited by the Medical Society of the State of New York (MSSNY) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The School of Public Health, University at Albany designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM.  Physicians should claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity. 


Sponsored by the School of Public Health, University and Albany, SUNY, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to 1.5 total Category I contact education contact hours. Maximum advanced-level continuing education contact hours available are 0.

Continuing education credits will be available until November 2015.

The planners, moderator, and presenters do not have any financial arrangements or affiliations with any commercial entities whose products, research or services may be discussed in this activity.

No commercial funding has been accepted for this activity.