Evidence-Based Health Policy Project: To host falls prevention research roundtable πŸ—“

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Contact:Β Program Director Sam Austin, svaustin@wisc.edu or 608-265-4851

Madison – The Evidence-Based Health Policy Project (EBHPP) will host a briefing on programs and research at UW-Madison on falls among older adults. The event will be held at the Wisconsin State Capitol, Room 411-South, on September 28th, from 11:00am-12:30pm. The program is free and open to the public, with advance registration recommended. The event, Preventing Falls Among Older Adults: What’s New and Emerging at UW?, will feature three presentations from UW-Madison faculty, and members of their teams, on ongoing research and evidence-based programming across the state:

β€’ Jane Mahoney of the UW-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health will discuss Stepping On, an evidence-based falls prevention program.
β€’ David Mott of the UW-Madison School of Pharmacy will present on the community pharmacist role in the prescription of fall-risk increasing drugs.
β€’ Barb King of the UW-Madison School of nursing will present on nurse-led interventions to maintain mobility in the hospital setting.

The EBHPP is a partnership with the UW Population Health Institute, the La Follette School of Public Affairs, and the Wisconsin Legislative Council. The non-partisan project bridges medicine and health policy, as well as research and practice, to serve the Wisconsin Legislature and other decision-makers. Originally formed in 2002, the EBHPP aims to connect localized health research with key stakeholders in Wisconsin, with the goal of encouraging an evidence-informed approach to policy-making.