Aging, Community and Health Research Group (ACHRU)

McMaster University


Implementing community-based fall prevention initiatives: A multiple case study of public health – community partnerships

Preventing falls among community-dwelling older adults is an urgent public health priority. At the local level, fall prevention initiatives are often created and implemented by groups that feature a partnership between public health professionals, community service providers and older adults. Within these groups, the public health professional often leads collaboration because that role is within their mandate and scope of practice. Information about the collaborative leadership practices currently being employed within these groups will benefit public health professionals. By identifying practices that enable group work, this study provides insights into the efforts necessary, as well as the supports and skills required to implement a fall prevention initiative at a community level.

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Published on: March 18, 2016

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