Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging

Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging

CEMFIA represents a unique collaborative of researchers, health care providers and policy makers with a shared goal of improving the health and safety of older British Columbians. Our mandate is to enhance mobility and reduce the risk for falls and fall-related injuries among older British Columbians, in partnership with the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition, the CHHM, the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit, University partners, and other fall prevention stakeholders in British Columbia.

Lead PI: Vicky Scott

"I am pleased to write in support of the CEMFIA's extraordinary contributions to fall prevention in BC. Your work has not only advanced the science of fall prevention but given the movement around the world exemplary strategies for disseminating evidence-based practices in the community. CDC considers the work done in BC some of the most advanced in the world, and it has been critical to our own planning for fall prevention in the US...BC is certainly well ahead of the US in developing systems for nationwide adoption of effective fall prevention programs." David A Sleet, PhD, Associate Director for Science, Division of Unintentional Injury Prevention, US Centres for Disease Control and Prevention

NEW! Drugs and the Risk of Falling in the Elderly - a new guideline to prevent drug-related falls produced by Barbara Cadario (Clinical Assistant Professor Pharmaceutical Sciences, UBC), Dr. Vicky Scott (Clinical Associate Professor, School of Population and Public Health, UBC) and the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition.

 

1. CEMFIA Mandate

The Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging (CEMFIA) represents a unique collaborative of researchers, health care providers and policy makers with a shared goal of improving the health and safety of older British Columbians. The Centre was established in April 2009 within the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) situated at the Vancouver General Hospital campus. The CEMFIA mandate is to enhance mobility and reduce the risk for falls and fall-related injuries among older British Columbians, in partnership with the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition, the CHHM, the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, University partners, and other fall prevention stakeholders in British Columbia.