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Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program Grant

Dr. Sara Migliarese, PT, PhD funded by Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living (ACL)

The project is to research and provide access to evidence-based fall prevention programs, which is limited or absent in much of the western Piedmont area of North Carolina. The gap is felt in a greater extent by underserved older adults. For the purposes of this project, targeted underserved older adults include those in rural counties, those who lack access to health education and services due to financial limitations, and those who may have language barriers. The programs that this grant/project intends to grow will address this gap. Awarded to Winston-Salem State University and its partners, in the amount of $147,626.00, the project includes: Dr. Sara Migliarese (PI), Dr. Nancy Smith, Dr. Christina Criminger, and Dr. LaVerne Garner from the Department of Physical Therapy, Dr. Megan Edwards Collins and Dr. Cynthia Bell from the Department of Occupational Therapy, and Karen Bartoletti from the Northwest YMCA.

Dr. Cynthia Migliarese

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