ANZFPS Report: “The rising cost of falls; why investing in prevention can’t wait”
On Thursday 24 November, the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS) launched the report ‘Why investing in falls prevention across Australia can’t wait’ at NeuRA. The report highlights the growing issue of falls in Australia and calls for the development of a five-year National Falls Prevention Strategy accompanied by a long-term funding strategy to support its implementation, oversight, ongoing monitoring, and review. More information on the proposed recommendations can be found in the report below.
Download the report here
Australia & New-Zealand Falls Prevention Society: Who are we?
Welcome to the website of the Australian and New Zealand Falls Prevention Society (ANZFPS). The ANZFPS was formed in 2006 to promote the multidisciplinary study and implementation of falls prevention in older people. The society achieves this purpose by:
- holding regular meetings to present and discuss the latest research and clinical findings relating to the falls risk factors and falls prevention strategies;
- facilitating student participation at ANZFPS meetings through travel grants, low registration fees and presentation awards, and;
- providing members with email notifications about upcoming ANZFPS meetings and other occasional email updates. You can read our newsletters here.
The ANZFPS acknowledges the traditional owners of the unceded lands of Australia upon which we live and work and pays respect to Elders past, present and future.
The ANZFPS acknowledges tangata and mana whenua across Aotearoa New Zealand, tēnā koutou katoa.
|PRESIDENT||Profressor Kim Delbaere, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|VICE PRESIDENT||Dr Daina Sturnieks, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|TREASURER||Professor Stephen Lord, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|SECRETARY||Dr Anna Hatton, The University of Queensland|
|COMMUNICATIONS MANAGER||Dr Jasmine Menant, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|STUDENT MEMBER||Ms Charlotte McLennan, The University of Sydney|
|2021 PAST CONFERENCE HOST||Professor Ngaire Kerse, The University of Auckland and Joyce Cook Chair in Ageing Well|
|2022 UPCOMING CONFERENCE HOST||Professor Anne-Marie Hill, Curtin University|
|GENERAL MEMBER - NEW ZEALAND||Professor Debra Waters, University of Otago|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Dr Morag Taylor, Neuroscience Research Australia|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Associate Professor Lynette Mackenzie, The University of Sydney|
|GENERAL MEMBER AUSTRALIA||Professor Anne Tiedemann, The University of Sydney|
|GENERAL MEMBER - AUSTRALIA||Dr Melanie Farlie, Monash University|
|Early Career Researcher||Morag Taylor, Melanie Farlie, Daniel Treacy|
|Advocacy & Research Collaboration||Cathie Sherrington|
|Falls Best Practice Guidelines Update||Jasmine Menant|
To contact us you can email email@example.com
Click here to download the ANZFPS-Bylaws-2019