Evaluation of the Remembering When Program

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Remembering When is a fire and fall prevention program for older adults developed by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). It is designed to help older adults live safely at home as long as possible. There are 16 key messages, 8 related to fire prevention and 8 related to fall prevention, developed by experts from national and local safety organizations as well as through focus group testing in high‐fire‐risk states. It is coalition based with at least two partners ‐ the fire service and the home visiting agency. Other partners include service clubs, social and religious organizations, and retirement communities. Coalition members determine the best way to implement the program, but the typical implementation is through a combination of group presentation and home visits. NFPA would like to evaluate the program to determine the program’s efficacy, as well as identify any areas where the program could be improved.

Research Goal: The overall goal is to evaluate the efficacy of the Remembering When program for both fire and fall prevention and to develop recommendations for improvements to the program based on the findings.

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