BC RESEARCHERS | Discovery through action
British Columbia has many distinguished researchers in the area of fall prevention. We’ve gathered together some information about the various types of research that are happening throughout the province in the areas of fall and injury prevention.
RESEARCH | Fall Prevention
Andrea C. Tricco PhD, Sonia M. Thomas MSc, Areti Angeliki Veroniki PhD, Jemila S. Hamid PhD, Elise Cogo ND, Lisa Strifler MSc, Paul A. Khan PhD, Reid Robson MSc, Kathryn M. Sibley PhD, Heather MacDonald MSc, John J. Riva DC, Kednapa Thavorn PhD, Charlotte Wilson MSc, Jayna Holroyd-Leduc MD, Gillian D. Kerr MD, Fabio Feldman PhD, Sumit R. Majumdar MD, Susan B. Jaglal PhD, Wing Hui MSc, Sharon E. Straus MD, MSc
RESEARCH | Hip Protectors
Alexandra M.B. Korall BSc, Fabio Feldman PhD, Vicky J. Scott RN, PhD, Michael Wasdell MA, Roslyn Gillan OT, MSc, Donna Ross RN, MA, Tracey Thompson-Franson OT, MRSc, Pet-Ming Leung PT, MSc, Lisa Lin BSc
RESEARCH | TIPS Video
This video is based on a 2009 Discovery Channel episode highlighting TIPS(Technology for Injury Prevention in Seniors) research on fall-related injury prevention.
RESEARCH | Safe for Elders, Safe for All!
Safe for Elders, Safe for All is an initiative supported by the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council, Fraser Thompson Indian Services Society, Fraser and Interior Health Authorities, and 5 First Nation communities within the Fraser Canyon. It began as a participatory research project, led by Dr. Sonia Singh and funded by the Vancouver Foundation, to look into the high incidence of falls and injury within First Nation populations. In addition to exploring the cause of falls on reserve, the research project pointed out the need for a broad range of falls and injury prevention resources to support Elders. With funding from the Interior Health Authority, we have developed a calendar, a brochure, posters, a BINGO game, a list of relevant resources, and we continue to create more. These resources are available at www.safeforelders.com and can easily be adapted to meet the needs of all communities. Should you have any questions, please contact Sooyeon Zacharias at the Nlaka’pamux Nation Tribal Council @ 1-866-455-2711.