United Way’s Safe and Healthy Aging Initiative to Reduce Negative Drug Reactions and Falls among Older Adults

Negative drug reactions and falls are identified to be two acute yet preventable health
triggers of functional decline in older adults that often lead to hospitalizations, emergency room visits and even deaths.

On  February 29, at the Inn on the Park, Dr. Steve Barczi will share with Madison Rotary about this topic, strategies, and the unique collaborations that are forming around this effort in Dane County. He represents the United Way of Dane County as a leadership volunteer who served on the Delegation on Safe and Healthy Aging.

Last September, United Way launched a Safe and Healthy Aging initiative that seeks to keep seniors safe and healthy in their homes by reducing the rate and number of negative drug reactions and falls.

Dr. Barczi is Associate Professor at the School of Medicine and Public Health at UW-Madison and Associate Director of the Geriatric Research Education and Clinical Center (GRECC) at William S. Middleton Memorial Veterans Hospital. He earned his medical degree at the University of Illinois-Chicago and did his residency in Internal Medicine at University of Minnesota affiliated hospitals. He also pursued a fellowship in Geriatric Medicine at UWMadison.

Click here for more information or to get connected with resources about Safe and Healthy Aging.

Click here to view Dr. Barczi’s presentation.