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Engaging Neighborhoods to Use Data for Fall Prevention

Copyright
2016
Published Date
08/04/2016

The Baltimore City Health Department (BCHD)—working with a collaborative that includes the Mayor’s Office, CRISP (Maryland’s HIE), community-based organizations and nonprofits, and faculty at Johns Hopkins and the University of Maryland—is leading a city-wide effort to reduce falls among residents age 65 and older. B’FRIEND is creating a real-time data surveillance system that will track fall-related emergency department visits and hospitalizations. The project is also integrating core medical data with other health, housing, environmental and social service data related to fall risks. Data analyses will be used to align community programs, direct place-based interventions, develop new interventions, and inform a public health campaign.

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