Falls Prevention Training
Western Michigan University
Workforce Development Focus
Improving the quality of healthcare workforce
Workforce Issue Addressed
Training current healthcare professionals in SDOH, implicit bias, or on other subjects that will help professionals provide more culturally-competent and/or patient-centered care
The "Falls Prevention Training" at Western Michigan University is an initiative that was created to train healthcare workers in fall-prevention for older adults, and is funded by Michigan Health Endowment Fund. The "SaferCaring" group at WMU created online modules aimed at changing healthcare providers' behaviors, improving communication and problem-solving around falls prevention. The training modules will be used in at least 9 county medical facilities across Michigan.