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Happy Falls Prevention Awareness Week!

September 18, 2012

The CGEC hosted a webinar this week for Falls Prevention Awareness Week sharing tips, challenges and successes in building Falls Prevention Coalitions featuring Rebecca Chaplin of the Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition and Leigha Shepler of Guilford County Falls Prevention Coalition. Over 30 aging professionals attended.

CGEC attends Congressional Briefing on Falls

October 20, 2011

Ellen Schneider, Carolina Geriatric Education Center, assisted in planning and participated in the Congressional Falls Prevention Briefing held in Washington, D.C. on September 21st. The purpose of the meeting was to raise awareness of the growing public health issue of older adult falls and to discuss a new study in the July Journal of Trauma … Read more

CGEC Begins Ambitious Research Project

August 8, 2011

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 … Read more

CGEC Collaboratively Leads New Coalition on Mental Health

August 5, 2011

On June 7, 2011, over 30 professionals from various disciplines attended the first meeting of the new North Carolina Mental Health and Aging Coalition (MHAC) held in Raleigh. The purpose of the MHAC is to bring collaborative attention and action to the mental health needs of older North Carolinians. Older adult mental health issues are … Read more