ACPM Health IT for Older Adult Falls Prevention Project
ACPM was awarded a five-year cooperative agreement in 2013 to conduct capacity building activities that will facilitate the integration of public health and primary care.
As one of the projects under the cooperative agreement umbrella, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, has awarded ACPM an opportunity to develop and pilot-test an electronic clinical decision module for primary care providers to educate older adult patients on strategies to prevent falls.
The electronic clinical decision module is based on the CDC STEADI Toolkit, featuring gait and balance tests, fall risk assessments, and patient handouts for providers.
ACPM will be partnering with PatientLink, an Oklahoma healthcare software development company, to create the module.
For more information on this project, please contact Paul Bonta, Associate Executive Director of Policy and External Affairs: pbonta (at) acpm (dot) org