CGEC Begins Ambitious Research Project

CGEC staff in partnership with NC AHEC providers will begin to study change in practice across X counties in NC.  The CGEC piloted this approach last year targeting physician practices in the western part of the state.  "Physicians are not as aware of falls risk and prevention as they should be." Explains Tiffany Shubert Coordinator of the statewide Falls Prevention Improvement Network.  "This project will increase their awareness and the number of seniors screened should skyrocket."

Seniors who fall are the largest group of injury.......