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Wed, 22 May

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Online Via Microsoft Teams

Steady Steps Forward: Systems Thinking Approach in Fall Prevention for Older Australians

Steady Steps Forward: Systems Thinking Approach in Fall Prevention for Older Australians
Steady Steps Forward: Systems Thinking Approach in Fall Prevention for Older Australians

Time & Location

22 May 2024, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm

Online Via Microsoft Teams

About the event

Delivered in parnership with Injury Matters, this webinar will cover the critical issue of falls prevention among older Australians, discussing both individual and systemic impacts. Falls significantly affect older adults and burden the healthcare system, exceeding $2.3 billion annually.

The presenters, Dr. Nathalia Costa, Professor Kim Delbaere, and Dr. Meghan Ambrens, co-authors of the paper “A systems approach to assist policy action to prevent falls among community-dwelling older people in Australia,” will present their findings from a thorough policy review, highlighting gaps and identifying potential pathways for improvement. They use a systems-thinking approach to understand the complex factors contributing to falls, and suggest actionable solutions for policy enhancement. Their research employs the Prevention Systems Change Framework (PSCF) to analyse the existing falls-prevention policies at the national and state levels.

The discussion will focus on essential questions regarding the current landscape of falls prevention policies, needed changes, and implementation strategies to improve outcomes. This session is aimed at healthcare professionals, policymakers, and researchers interested in public health and systemic change in falls prevention.

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