A clinician-led Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative (FIPC) has been established to progress falls injury prevention in Queensland. Membership of the Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative is open to those with a role or primary interest in falls prevention among older people. Read on to find out more about the purpose, goals, priorities and structure of the FIPC.
Purpose of the Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative
- To form a network of professionals who have a role or primary interest in falls prevention across the health continuum in Queensland and nationally
- To plan, discuss and support falls injury prevention initiatives, strategies, research and policy across Queensland Health facilities, other healthcare facilities and the wider community
- To conduct specific falls injury prevention work, in line with Queensland Health's Falls Injury Prevention Program priorities
- To extend existing falls injury prevention knowledge and trial new and innovative solutions.
Goals of the Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative
- To contribute towards the overall reduction in the incidence of preventable falls injuries among older people across Queensland
- facilitate consultation, cooperation and liaison between services, facilities and all key stakeholders
- promote a consistent, sustainable and evidence-based model for falls prevention and management across Queensland
- identify key priorities for falls prevention in Queensland and develop strategies for implementation through working groups
- promote and support research activities in relation to falls injury prevention
- review and analyse Queensland falls data, in order to benchmark performance against relevant standards, inform decision-making, and contribute to the improvement of falls related incident reporting and data systems
- support activities that help increase public awareness about the risk factors and consequences of falls.
Find out more about the structure, priorities and activities of the Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative.