Engage with peers and learn about what happens in the body to make us more likely to fall. Participants will hear from experts about causes of falls and how to create a safer environment for prolonged mobility. Resources will be shared with participants and a group discussion about solutions will round out the session.
Elizabeth Head, MPH
Deputy Directory, Injury Prevention Program
Georgia Department of Public Health
Ms. Head’s area of expertise is aging and injury prevention. She earned her Master’s degree in Public Health from Georgia State University. She has worked with in public health for seventeen years. As deputy director for the Injury Prevention Program at the Georgia Department of Public Health, Elizabeth coordinates the B-SEEN project for Georgia, funded by CDC. This project aims to incorporate public health into dementia, including Alzheimer’s work happening in the state. In addition, she manages highway safety grants staff and Injury Prevention Program staff working on projects across the lifespan. She has worked with national, state, and local partners on a variety of injury topics including fire prevention, drowning prevention, and fall prevention. Other professional experiences include research on bathroom injuries for children and adults, evaluation of fire safety education programs, and facilitation of coalition activities for older adult driver safety and fall prevention. Elizabeth spends her free time enjoying quality time with her family.