Research Foundation Request for Proposal – How Does Medication Impact an Older Adult When It Comes to Falls and Fire Risks?

The NFPA Remembering When™ program is a fire and fall prevention program for older adults developed by NFPA and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). This program is designed to help older adults live safely at home as long as possible. There are sixteen key messages, eight related to fire prevention and eight related to fall prevention. 

To support the NFPA Remembering When program, a request for proposals is now open for a research project from the Fire Protection Research Foundation. The goal is to identify the role that medications play in the risk of falls, mobility, and other factors related to fires when it comes to people aged 50-64 and then 65+. This project involves conducting a literature search and an analysis of the healthcare landscape in terms of older adults, medications, and falls.  Results will be used by NFPA to develop appropriate messaging that will be incorporated into the Remembering When program and related assets. The full RFP, which can be found on the Foundation website, specifically addresses the Foundation-led project and the scope of the contractor. The deadline for proposals is April 15, 2021 at 5 pm Eastern Time.  

 

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Jacqueline R. Wilmot
Research Project Manager, Fire Protection Research Foundation, the research affiliate of NFPA

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