The National Network of Public Health Institutes (NNPHI) Evidence to Action Evaluation Group (E2A) is working with NOSORH to gather collaborators who can offer insight concerning the experiences of older adults in rural areas relating to mobility and falls prevention. E2A will lead exploratory facilitation efforts along with the Public Health Institute. E2A specifically requests that collaborators with a strong community presence participate, as they would also like to receive feedback via an online community survey. The requested involvement includes participation in one telephone interview or focus group lasting 45-60 minutes. This will most likely take place in January/February 2020.

The E2A team is in its fourth year of leading evidence-informed falls prevention evaluations in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The CDC-funded efforts led by E2A have involved evaluation design, instrument development, and data analysis aligned with the CDC STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative, a comprehensive approach to falls prevention among older adults.

Mobilizing more than 40-member public health institutes with over $1.5 billion in annual funding – as well as ten university-based regional training centers, and 40 affiliates – NNPHI leverages more than 8,000 subject-matter experts with organizational partners across the nation to improve the public’s health. NNPHI supports national public health system initiatives and strengthens public health institutes to promote multi-sector activities resulting in measurable improvements of public health structures, systems, and outcomes.

Your insight for this falls prevention and mobility effort will help inform resources for older adults nationwide. If you are interested in learning more and getting involved, please contact Nicole Lordi at by December 29, 2019. Thanks for your dedication to falls prevention.