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Education and Training for Preventing Falling (EPFA)

The campaign of provide education and training to help preventing the more than 7 million falls that happen across the world each year.

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Who is your idea designed for and how does it enable older adults to live their best possible life by preventing falls?

This concept is designed for health care workers, young people and home caregivers living with elderly and patients of TB and HIV/AIDS, By providing education, data collection and sharing and discuss the situation of falls of elderly and patients

The challenge of falls for old adults and patients of TB and HIV/AIDS. In 2002, an estimated 391,000 people globally died of injuries related to falls, and the number of older adults who fall continues to rise. The Center for Disease Control (CDC) estimated that 29 million falls were reported among those 65+ and older in the U.S. in 2014, with approximately 7 million of these falls resulting in injuries. As the number of older adults continues to rise, the opportunity to live without fear of falling has the potential to positively impact the lives of millions around the world. The CDC predicts that by 2030 there will be 49 million falls reported in those 65 and older in the U.S. with 12 million resulting in injuries.

What early, lightweight experiment might you try out in your own community to find out if the idea will meet your expectations?

This uniquely suited to do this because this is very value to the community, because everyone of us needs encouragement from death .This likely to be successful from the needs of the community.

What skills, input, or guidance from the OpenIDEO community would be most helpful in building out or refining your idea?

want to get inputs from OpenIDEO platform, understand what they valued, I want to get collaboration from OpenIDEO community and refine this idea, to understand if this idea have the potential impacts in reimagine the end of life for ourselves and our loved one. Here are some questions needed to answer with our prototypes, - What are inputs needed to add in this idea? - Who is ready to collaborate with me in this idea?, - Does idea make sense to reimagine the end of life?

How long has your idea existed?

  • Over 1 year

This idea emerged from

  • A group brainstorm

Tell us about your work experience:

I'm a innovators and I'm working as a Board Catalysts of Design Kit- the Course for Human Centered Design.


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Photo of Shabir Hussain

Dear japhet Aloyce,
You are ideas is good and the most important thing is awareness among the older adults and caregivers.Most of us don't care until fall happen at our homes.We can reduce rate of fall through awareness and training. What do you think about my idea i have shared

Photo of Japhet Aloyce Kalegeya

Thank you for your good comment, you are part of this idea and need collaboration

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