Bill would fund fall prevention research for seniors

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Two senators recently introduced a bill that would expand research and education into fall prevention for seniors, including those who resident in long-term care facilities.

The measure, S.B. 845, directs the secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services to expand and intensify research and education programs. It asks for $25 million annually over three years starting in fiscal year 2008.

One of the bill's research goals is to evaluate the most effective approaches to reducing falls among high-risk adults living in long-term care and other communities. Sens. Michael Enzi (R-WY) and Barbara Mikulsi (D-MD) introduced the bill.
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