Barron County Fall Prevention Project

Project Overview

1st Funding Cycle Planning Award
     Project Start Date: 3/15/2005
     Project End Date: 3/14/2006

Project Goal Statement: This project aims to build capacity and strengthen systems by fostering collaboration to address fall prevention among rural seniors aged 75 and older.  The project will establish a screening system for elderly Barron County residents; those at high risk will participate in fall prevention interventions tailored to their particular risk factors.  Interventions include home hazard assessment, balance training and medication consultation.

Award Amount: $19,427

Community Partners:
Primary Community Partner: Barron County Office on Aging
Additional community partner organization name: Lakeview Medical Center

Academic Partners:
Primary Academic Partner: Ann Christiansen, MPH, Department of Medicine
Additional Academic Partners:

  • Joan Neuner, MD, MPH, Department of Medicine
  • Clare Guse, MS, Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Peter Layde, MD, MSc, Department of Family and Community Medicine

Project Progress Summary Reports:
     Project Progress Report Summary March 2005 - March 2006
     Project Final Report Summary  

Affiliated Web Pages:
     Barron County Office on Aging
     Lakeview Medical Center

Project Dissemination Efforts (as reported by project partners)

  • Article
    • Featured in the Lakeview Medical Center Spring On the HealthBeat newsletter
  • Outreach Materials
    • Developed and distributed posters advertising the project’s community screening clinics
    • Developed and distributed fall prevention educational materials to all program participants
Contact Us

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