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Debunking the Myths of Older Adult Falls

About this training: This training session will provide health center professionals with information about common myths about older adult falls and staff will learn

  • Why everyone has a role to play in preventing falls.
  • What evidence-based programs are available and how to link your clients in the community.
  • How to promote awareness and prevention during Falls Prevention Awareness Day and year round.
  • How to join your state or local Falls Free© coalition and get involved!

Presenter: Emily Watson, MPH is a Senior Program Associate in the National Council on Aging’s Center for Healthy Aging. There she supports healthy aging initiatives, sustainability and policy opportunities within falls prevention and behavioral health. She provides technical assistance to grantees and state coalitions and supports the Center for Healthy Aging’s work disseminating evidence-based programs in communities across the country. Her work focuses on the Center’s Falls Free© Initiative and supports NCOA’s behavioral health work. Emily received her B.S. from Wake Forest University and her Master’s in Public Health in Health Policy and Management from the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University.