Past Free Webinar – March 21, 2018

Let’s Stay Upright and Independent!  Falls Prevention Across Minnesota

By: David Fink, MBA, Program Developer, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging
Julie Philbrook, DNP, Hennepin Healthcare – HCMC

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Falls jeopardize the independence of and are the leading cause of fatal injuries for older adults.  Juniper is a statewide collaborative initiative to expand the reach of evidence-based healthy aging programs with Falls Prevention as one of the primary focus areas.  In this webinar we will discuss the problem of falls, the Juniper initiative and three key evidence-based falls prevention programs:  A Matter of Balance, Stepping On, and Tai Ji Quan – Moving for Better Balance.


  • Understand the scope and impact of falls on older adults
  • Learn how the Juniper initiative is collaboratively expanding access to healthy aging programs in Minnesota
  • Understand the similarities and differences between three key falls prevention programs

David Fink, MBA, Program Developer, Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging

Dave is a program developer with the Metropolitan Area Agency on Aging implementing Juniper evidence-based healthy aging programs.  He is an authorized trainer for Tai Ji Quan:  Moving For Better Balance as well as a Master Trainer for A Matter of Balance, Chronic Disease Self-Management, Diabetes Self-Management and Chronic Pain Self-Management.

Julie Philbrook
, DNP, Hennepin Healthcare – HCMC

Julie Philbrook has been a registered nurse at HCMC for more than 34 years. She holds a Doctorate in Nursing Practice and has worked in the field Trauma Prevention more than 26 years. She has planned and coordinated countless prevention programs including bike rodeos, high school mock car crashes, worksite programs, and car seat safety events. She was one of the first child passenger safety technician instructors in the nation and a founding member of the MN Child Passenger Safety Advisory Board. In 2016 she became a “Stepping On” Senior Falls Prevention Master Trainer.


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