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The Fall Prevention and the Elderly Program

A strong partnership between academics in at the University of Ottawa and the managers and staff of our regional public health department, City of Ottawa Public Health, has provided the basis for both generating priority research questions and translating research findings into practice and programs. Working with each other over a decade and over several fall prevention intervention and research projects has resulted in evolving program planning and evaluation, as well as the development of the Multiple Intervention Framework itself.  Programs and research efforts included individual level falls interventions (safety hazards in the home), and community level interventions (community development) and continue on now into areas such as legislation.

When decisions were being made about whether to deal with this particular health concern (falls prevention and the elderly), and whether or not to apply a MIP approach to it, the Public Health Unit  and its research partners considered the following issues:

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1 Developing an integrated conceptual framework 5774
2 Socio-ecological determinants of falls among the elderly 8084
3 Assembling the research evidence for the fall prevention project 4100
4 A socio-ecological assessment of fall prevention 4210