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FIPC activities - Queensland Stay On Your Feet®

The Falls Injury Prevention Collaborative (FIPC) consists of a steering committee and working groups, as outlined in the FIPC Terms of Reference 2011-2012.

FIPC Steering Committee

The activities of the FIPC are directed by the Steering Committee chaired by Dr. Paul Varghese (Director of Geriatric Medicine, Geriatric Assessment and Rehabilitation Unit, Princess Alexandra Hospital). The Steering Committee membership is drawn from the broader collaborative and fulfils a leadership role.

FIPC Working Groups

The FIPC achieves its priorities and objectives through the activities of its working groups. Membership of working groups is drawn from the FIPC, through expressions of interest to the chair of the respective working group. Find out more about key 2010-2011 priorities for these working groups. An overview of FIPC working group activities for 2010-2011 is provided below.


 Integrated Nutrition Working Group
  • Integrating with Pressure Injury and the Malnutrition Prevention Programs
  • Planning day to integrate the key priorities of each program into a coordinated approach to address under-nutrition and malnutrition across the health continuum.
Education and Resources Working Group
  • Supporting the Queensland Health service planning  process
  • Updating and promoting falls prevention e-learning modules
  • Evaluating the "How to Stay On Your Feet" comprehensive checklist
  • Holding a forum
Health Service Planning Working Group
  • Addressing outcomes from the Integrated Policy and Planning Executive Committee
  • Developing a Queensland Stay On Your Feet® Health Service Plan, in consultation with key stakeholders from across the state.
Research Working Group
(A new working group that combines the work of the Data and Reporting, Environment and Falls Clinics and Falls Specialist Officer)
  • Providing research, advice and assistance to the Health Service Planning process, Falls Tool Trial and the FIPC Working Groups
  • Identifying falls-related research gaps and opportunities.

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Last updated: 29 October 2012

How do you become a member of the FIPC?

To join the FIPC, you must demonstrate a role or primary interest in falls prevention among older people.

To become a member of the FIPC email network: complete the online registration form.
(you will receive a weekly e-newsletter)

To find out more about becoming a FIPC committee member, contact Queensland Health's Falls Injury Prevention Program Coordinator.