Posted May 28, 2020
The Ontario Fall Prevention Collaborative (OFPC) is a large group of professionals comprised of representatives from key organizations involved in the planning and implementation of fall prevention interventions in Ontario. Supported by the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation (ONF), the Collaborative provides guidance on the work that needs to be accomplished for the establishment of a system-based approach to fall prevention in older adults in Ontario.
At a Think Tank in November 2018, two areas of work were identified as priorities for the Collaborative and working groups were established in early 2019.
· Knowledge Resource Working Group aims to identify and review the tools used in Ontario to screen and assess for falls in older adults across the continuum of care, in order to have a collective understanding of the work being done across the province to support a consistent provincial evidence-based approach.
· Data and Measurement Working Group aims to develop an inventory of indicators (both population level and programmatic) for fall prevention that can be used as reference across all health sectors and across the continuum of care. In addition, the group will develop a list of existing data sources that can be used to populate these indicators and implement them in practice.
The Ontario Fall Prevention Collaborative is pleased to share the Phase 1 reports from both working groups, which set out the work and results done to date and the next steps to be taken by both groups.
The reports can be found on the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation website: https://onf.org/implementation/prevention/
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