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With Two Million Older Adults Injured By Falls Every Year, 35 States Stand Up to Falls on Falls Prevention Awareness Day

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – September 16, 2010
Contact Ken Schwartz, (202) 600-3131

Washington DC – Across the country, state government, senior centers, and older adults will observe Falls Prevention Awareness Day on the first day of fall, September 23, 2010. Thirty five states will participate, joining the 70 national organizations, professional associations, and federal agencies that comprise the Falls Free™ Coalition to raise awareness of the dangers of fall-related injury and death among older adults.

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Gerontological Advanced Practice Curriculum

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – August 1, 2009
Contact Karen Love, (703) 533-3225

New Resource Available at www.hartfordign.org

“Geriatrics and the Advanced Practice Curriculum: A Series of Web-Based Interactive Case Studies”

The “Geriatrics and the Advanced Practice Curriculum: A Series of Web-Based Interactive Case Studies” was developed to provide a “user-friendly” way for faculty to integrate essential geriatric nursing content into non-gerontological nurse practitioner and clinical nurse specialist programs. However, practicing NPs or CNSs may also find them useful as a means for updating or adding to their “geriatric” knowledge base.

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Community-Based Participatory Research Manual

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – July 1, 2009
Contact Karen Love, (703) 533-3225

Collaborative Publishes Unique Manual

FALLS CHURCH, VIRGINIA – The Center for Excellence in Assisted Living (CEAL) and the Cecil G. Sheps Center for Health Services Research/University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill (UNC) are announcing publication of a first-of-its-kind manual to improving practices and informing policies in assisted living communities through the use of a collaborative method of research – community-based participatory research (CBPR).  The manual can be downloaded from the CEAL website homepage at www.theceal.org.

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Rhode Island Nursing Homes among Leaders in National Effort to Improve Quality

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – June 7, 2010
Contact Karen Love, (703) 533-3225

Rhode Island Nursing Homes among Leaders in National Effort to Improve Quality. 100% of State’s Nursing Homes Participate in Campaign to Make Nursing Homes Better Places to Live, Work and Visit.

RHODE ISLAND – Every one of the 86 nursing homes in Rhode Island has made a significant commitment to improve quality of care by participating in a national campaign dedicated to making nursing homes better places to live, work and visit. Last week, Rhode Island became one of only four states – in addition to South Dakota, Arkansas and Georgia – where every nursing home participates in the Advancing Excellence in America’s Nursing Homes campaign. In a typical year, xx Rhode Island residents spend some time in a nursing home.