The sixth annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed yesterday, the first day of fall, per US Senate resolution S.248 passed on September 19.
FPAD is spearheaded by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. This year's theme, Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls. The past few weeks, APTA generated congressional support for the resolution and will continue to work with coalition stakeholders on increasing patient awareness on falls prevention and finding support in Congress for falls prevention initiatives.
Additional information and resources can be found at the following links:
Minutes of the 2013 House of Delegates (House) have been posted on the House webpage and within the 2013 Archive folder of the online House community. The minutes provide information on how the House revised and voted on all motions and bylaw amendments brought forward this year.
Newly adopted or amended House policies, standing rules, and bylaws will be posted to the Policies and Bylaws area of the APTA website by October 11.
The archived livestream broadcast of the entire 2013 House is still available for viewing by APTA members.
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