Community-Engaged Research | Jane Mahoney
Goal: As falls are a significant source of morbidity and mortality for older adults, there was a need for effective, community-based falls prevention programs for community-dwelling older adults.
ICTR Support: D&I Pilot award, CAP consultations
Outcome: An evidence-based program to prevent falls was implemented in 19 states across the country, reducing the risk of falls by 31% in over 7,000 elderly adults. This program is being adapted to address culturally diverse populations.
Mahoney JE. “Stepping on:” stepping over the chasm from research to practice. Frontiers in Public Health. 2014;2:148.