The 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.