Barron County Fall Prevention Project

Project Overview (PDF)

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
Project Start Date: March 15, 2005
Project End Date: March 14, 2006
Award Amount: $19,427

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to build capacity and strengthen systems by fostering collaboration to address fall prevention among rural seniors aged 75 and older. The project will establish a screening system for elderly Barron County residents; those at high risk will participate in fall prevention interventions tailored to their particular risk factors. Interventions include home hazard assessment, balance training and medication consultation.

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  Community Partners:

Primary Community Partner: Barron County Office on Aging
Additional Community Partner Organization Name: Lakeview Medical Center

  Academic Partners:

Primary Academic Partner: Ann Christiansen, MPH, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Clare Guse, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Peter Layde, MD, MSc, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  Project Progress Summary Reports:
  Affiliated Web Pages:
  Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)
  • Article
    • Featured in the Lakeview Medical Center Spring On the HealthBeat newsletter
  • Outreach Materials
    • Developed and distributed posters advertising the project’s community screening clinics
    • Developed and distributed fall prevention educational materials to all program participants
Contact Us

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