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Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination – ProFouND

ProFouND_LogoThe Prevention of Falls Network for Dissemination (ProFouND) is an EU funded Thematic Network dedicated to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe.

ProFouND comprises 21 partners from 12 countries, associate members from a further 10 countries. ProFouND aims to influence policy to increase awareness of falls and innovative prevention programmes amongst health and social care authorities, the commercial sector, NGOs and the general public so as to facilitate communities of interest and disseminate the work of the network to target groups across the EU. It has three main objectives: to encourage National Falls Awareness yearly events; to roll out evidence based strength and balance exercise to prevent falls by training a cadre of cascade trainers; and to produce a simple online application that allows a tailored and individualised to be printed for an older person after a falls risk assessment (PFPApp).

There is a full list of EC Stakeholders to promote these activities and a growing resource of patient leaflets, best practice implementation guidelines and National Policies in a variety of European Languages.


ENoFallsThe main goal of E-NO FALLS EU funded Thematic Network is to integrate and bring together knowledge, experiences and best practice in the area of ICT based fall prevention, intervention and safety. The aim is to coordinate ongoing activities and create the necessary conditions and consensus on action plans, standards and specifications to ensure the widest future replication and co-deployment of innovative solutions (with special emphasis on ICT). The E-NO FALLS thematic network will be a forum for all stakeholders within the value chain (such as industry, users organizations, informal and formal care providers, public authorities, investors, housing and insurance companies and service providers across Europe) to share knowledge, expertise, resources, best practice experiences and to build consensus to highlight the remaining obstacles to be overcome and to eventually provide guidance for ICT-enabled solutions and their roll-out.