NEW YORK, Sept. 4, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- United Spinal Association and the American Association on Health and Disability will present a free webinar, Preventing Falls in Adults with Disabilities and Chronic Health Conditions, on Tuesday, September, 17th from 2PM-3PM EDT.
The webinar will explore the unique challenges of fall prevention among men and women with disabilities.
It will also highlight the best research on fall prevention useful for caregivers, family members and health care providers.
Falls among adults and older people with disabilities or chronic health conditions are a public health problem that can cause bone fractures and traumatic brain injury resulting in unnecessary pain, trauma, and decreased quality of life. Falls increase costs to individuals and society as a whole and increase mortality and morbidity rates.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported that in 2010, 2.3 million nonfatal fall injuries were treated in emergency departments and more than 662,000 of these patients were hospitalized.
The webinar will be presented by Barbara Kornblau, JD, OTR, FAOTA, CCM, Professor of Occupational Therapy, Florida A&M University and consultant to American Association on Health and Disability.
Kornblau has lectured nationally and internationally about health policy, ethical and legal issues in health care, pain management, work rehabilitation, autism spectrum, participation, and quality of life. She has published over 150 publications, including books, book chapters, and journal articles on similar topics.
To register for this webinar please visit https://www2.gotomeeting.com/register/806061210.
About United Spinal Association
United Spinal is a national 501(c) (3) nonprofit membership organization formed in 1946 by paralyzed veterans and is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all Americans with spinal cord injuries and disorders (SCI/D), including multiple sclerosis, spina bifida, ALS and post-polio. It played a significant role in writing the Americans with Disabilities Act, and made important contributions to the Fair Housing Amendments Act and the Air Carrier Access Act. Membership is free and is open to all individuals with SCI/D. United Spinal was instrumental in getting New York City to create sidewalk curb ramps and accessible public transportation that has been used as a model for many United States cities.
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