ACL’s Office of Performance and Evaluation is pleased to announce the creation of the ACL Innovation Lab through an award to the National Council on Aging. This three-year, $4.79 million grant will support a collaborative, multi-partner effort to build knowledge and advance fall prevention efforts across the nation.
The Lab will conduct research, demonstrations, and evaluations pertaining to falls prevention among older adults, including older adults with disabilities. This award will expand ACL’s existing falls prevention efforts, advancing and disseminating knowledge and practices that prevent falls and address risk factors.
The Lab’s primary goals and activities include:
- Developing a taxonomy for falls prevention research.
- Funding a cohort of sub-awards to community-based entities across the nation to conduct research to understand and measure the extent to which existing interventions reduce falls and risk factors.
- Developing a secure, dynamic system to house the data collected and evidence developed by sub-awardees.
- Serving as a national focal point for technical assistance that supports the delivery and scaling of effective falls prevention interventions across the aging network.
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