Suzie Ryer, DPT, GCS, CEEAA-Board Certified Geriatric Physical Therapist, Co-Chair, MKE Cty Falls Prevention Coalition
Ed Duthie MD, AGSF-Professor of Medicine (Geriatric and Palliative Medicine) Medical College of Wis.
Falls are the leading cause of older adult injury and death, with one out of every four adults over the age of 65 falling annually. Wisconsin leads the nation in falls causing injury at a rate almost 3x the national average. Preventing falls is a complex issue which involves the health system, community organizations, and individuals coming together to identify and address needs. Ryer and Duthie will describe current initiatives of the Milwaukee County Falls Prevention Coalition, which aims to take a community approach to this public health issue.