S.Res.276 - A resolution designating September 22, 2009, as "National Falls Prevention Awareness Day".111th Congress (2009-2010)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Kohl, Herb [D-WI] (Introduced 09/21/2009)|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 09/21/2009 Submitted in the Senate, considered, and agreed to without amendment and with a preamble by Unanimous Consent. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.Res.276 — 111th Congress (2009-2010)All Information (Except Text)
Passed Senate without amendment (09/21/2009)
(This measure has not been amended since it was introduced. The summary of that version is repeated here.)
Designates September 22, 2009, as National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
Commends the Falls Free Coalition Advocacy Work Group and the 22 state falls coalitions for their efforts to work together to increase education and awareness about the prevention of falls among older adults.
Encourages: (1) businesses, individuals, governments, the public health community, and health care providers to work together to promote the awareness of and reduce the incidence of falls among older people in the United States; (2) state health departments to use their leadership to reduce injuries and injury-related health care costs by collaborating with colleagues, organizations, and individuals to reduce falls among older adults; and (3) experts in the field of fall prevention to share best practices.
Urges the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to continue developing and evaluating interventions to prevent falls among older adults that can be used in effective community-based fall prevention programs.