Falls among adults and older men and women with disabilities and chronic health conditions are a public health problem that can cause fractures and traumatic brain injury, hip fractures, decreased quality of life, increased mortality and morbidity rates, and creates unnecessary pain, trauma, and increased costs to individuals and society as a whole. 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.
Learn what works and what doesn’t work and join this webinar which explains in plain English the best research on how to effectively prevent falls and explore the unique challenges of fall prevention among men and women with disabilities. This webinar will provide information helpful to men and women with disabilities, their caregivers, family members, health care providers and others at risk for falls.
SPEAKER: Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR, FAOTA, CCM
Barbara L. Kornblau, JD, OTR, FAOTA, CCM, is an occupational therapist, an attorney, a certified pain educator, a certified case manager, and a person with a disability. She serves as a consultant for the American Association on Health and Disability (AAHD) on disability and public health issues. She is a Past President of the American Occupational Therapy Association. A former Dean, and Professor of Occupational Therapy, Public Health, and Law, she currently is Professor of Occupational Therapy Program at Florida A&M University. Kornblau has presented nationally and internationally, is widely published and has testified in court as an expert in fall prevention. Kornblau is a former Robert Wood Johnson Health Policy Fellow for Senators Harkin and Rockefeller and advocates for the elimination of health disparities for people with disabilities.