Research to Evaluate Medication Management of Opioids and Benzodiazepines to Reduce Older Adult Falls

The purpose of this research is to evaluate the effectiveness of medication tapering and/or discontinuation strategies to reduce falls and unintentional injury among older adults. The research will advance knowledge about how health professionals can improve prescribing practices for medications in which the risks may outweigh the benefits, contributing to falls, overdose, and other injuries in community dwelling older adults.

Date Posted: 
Thursday, December 21, 2017
Date Closing: 
Friday, March 23, 2018
Sponsor/Funding Agency: 
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Award Amount: 
$750,000
Keywords: 
Falls Prevention, Older Adults, Medications
Contact Email or Phone: 
If you have difficulty accessing the full announcement electronically, please contact: Daniel Holcomb dwh6@cdc.gov