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Funds Available for Falls Reduction Demonstration Program

DOH has issued a grant opportunity for a Falls Prevention Demonstration Program. Eligible applicants are not-for-profit entities that have as their primary purpose the education and support of individuals with dementia and their caregivers.   Funds are available for a one year demonstration project.  It is anticipated that two projects will be funded at $70,000 each, one upstate and one downstate.

This grant opportunity seeks to implement falls prevention education for community dwelling people with Alzheimer’s Disease and their family/caregivers to demonstrate reduction in the number of falls. These programs will promote and provide comprehensive, guideline-based training and provide tools for use by individuals and all relevant community groups.  This initiative is based on the known impact of preventable falls in this population and the potential to reduce emergency department visits, hospitalizations, and nursing home placements, as well as the pain and inconvenience caused by falls.

This Request for Applications (RFA) calls for applicants who can engage in an intervention designed to prevent and/or reduce falls and track outcome data for one year. The state will use this demonstration and data to inform future initiatives to address this issue.

All not-for-profit vendors are required to prequalify prior to grant application.  Interested parties should review the RFA carefully. Click here for more information.

Applications are due by Nov. 12, 2013. DOH will accept questions until Oct. 1, 2013, and plans to provide answers by Oct. 22, 2013.

Contact: Diane Darbyshire, ddarbyshire@leadingageny.org, 518-867-8828