Hélène Gagné (Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation)
Hélène works with the Ontario Neurotrauma Foundation, an Intermediary organisation working with practitioners, researchers, policy makers and others.
Our main projects are the Fall Prevention Community of Practice, Loop with over 2900 members using an online bilingual platform to network, share evidence and information, find answers and work together on fall prevention in older adults (www.fallsloop.com) and the second project is the Fall Prevention Month bilingual campaign that occurs annually in November as a call to action to engage in fall
prevention activities and raise awareness about falls in older adults and children (www.fallpreventionmonth.ca).
We are also facilitating meetings of the Ontario Fall Prevention Collaborative in support to a system based approach of preventing falls in older adults in Ontario.
Areas of Interest
- Age-friendly communities
- Housing (Staying at “home”, retirement homes, assisted living, long term care)
- Falls Prevention Community of Practice (LOOP)