Strategic Goal #1

Enhance opportunities for collaboration & networking among falls prevention stakeholders

Objectives for Goal #1

  • 1A1: By the end of 2021, leverage existing coalition meetings to host half-day meeting to spotlight innovation and state and national level best practices including integrating lessons learned and outcomes from the Community of Practice.
  • 1A2: By the end of 2021, identify currently utilized communication channels for sharing best practices/latest research (e.g. newsletter, focus group, virtual statewide meetings).
  • 1A3: By the end of 2022 conduct a focus group with researchers and practitioners to determine the most effective channel to increase bi-directional communication/collaboration so that research is informed by practice, and so practitioners utilize the best (latest) research.
  • 1A4: By the end of 2022, integrate evaluation measures and host discussion on how we are moving the needle with FP programs and initiatives.
  • 1A5: By the end of 2023, explore a mechanism to engage in state and national learning and sharing opportunities. (e.g. Safe States Alliance, Falls Free, etc.)
  • 1A6: By the end of 2024, hold an annual coalition meeting dedicated to showing how the needle is being moved annually.
  • 1B1: By the end of 2021, review the process for bidirectional information sharing between state and local coalitions (e.g. annual resources updates, website, events, best practices, speakers, etc.).
  • 1B2: By the end of 2021, explore free/low cost technology that can enhance communication between state-regional coalitions and between regional coalitions.
  • 1B3: By the end of 2022, develop one new process/pathway for bidirectional sharing via the state coalition website and/or meetings. (ncfallsprevention.org)
  • 1B4: By the end of 2022, connect 1A1 and/or 1A6 to an annual meeting on best practices shared among regional Falls Prevention Coalitions.
  • 1C1: By the end of 2021, inventory existing material on state coalition site for each regional coalition.
  • 1C2: By the end of 2021, survey each regional coalition for their awareness, education and advocacy material needs.
  • 1C3: By the end of 2022 find best examples of existing materials based on identified needs, and develop at least 3 new resources that can be tailored for each regional coalition and adaptable to local needs (such as centralized calendar, templates for flyers, brochures, presentation toolkit).
  • 1C4: By the end 2022, add at least 3 new resources to ncfallsprevention.org.
  • 1D1: By the end of 2021, create a list of counties not connected or active in a regional coalition.
  • 1D2: By the end of 2023, assess available data and crosswalk identified counties.
  • 1D3: By the end of 2023, make a checklist of possible falls prevention partners and resources in these counties.
  • 1D4: By the end of 2023, connect limited falls prevention resource counties with new partners.
  • 1D5: By the end of 2023, identify a champion in each of those counties.
  • 1D6: By the end of 2023, provide technical assistance and resources on best practices for establishing and maintaining a coalition.
  • 1E1: By the end of 2023, ensure the integration of the continuum of care definition with the SRPF framework (i.e. make sure that both are in the shared values/guiding principles checklist).
  • 1E2: By the end of 2023 develop resources to educate coalition members on the SRPF framework and continuum of care.
  • 1E3: By the end of 2023, identify underserved populations and their providers via the SRPF framework and other means (e.g., vision and/or hearing impairment, intellectual and/or developmental disability, younger age groups (40s, 50s), socially isolated, and/or others who are underserved in fall risk/prevention outreach).
  • 1E4: By the end of 2023, utilize the SRPF framework (2A) to identify new providers who have not traditionally worked in falls prevention across the continuum of care.
  • 1E5: By the end of 2023, prioritize and recruit at least four new non-traditional partners from those identified in 1E3 and 1E4 to engage in the state and regional coalitions.
  • 1E6: By the end of 2023, identify falls prevention champions to conduct outreach to and engagement within their focus areas.

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