Northumberland FISHNETS : a whole system approach to old age falls prevention

Glenda Cook, Pam Dawson

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Abstract

Northumberland FISHNETS (Keeping older people Fit, Involved, Safe and Healthy through sustainable community NETworks) was 1 of 29 pilot sites of the UK Department of Health, Partnership for Older Peoples Project. Each pilot involved local authorities, their health and third sector partners in establishing preventative services for older people. The FISHNETS services addressed health, social and environmental factors that support older people to maintain independence and enhance their quality of life. A key objective was the promotion of wellbeing through the reduction of falls and related injury. The presentation will focus on the whole system response to falls prevention.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)S169
JournalJournal of Nutrition, Health and Aging
Volume13
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2009

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