Community Education

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NAMI Basics 

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This is a 6-week signature education program for parents and other caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illness. 

Davenport – Eastern Iowa Community College Urban Ctr. Wednesdays, Oct. 1 to Nov. 5 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register: Course #143212 563-441-4100 

NAMI Family-to-Family

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Designed for families and caregivers of individuals living with a mental illness. Obtain information and gain understanding and insight into the illness. This 12-week evidence-based, signature-education course offers current information on illnesses of the brain and treatment. 

Davenport – Eastern Iowa Community College Urban Ctr. Thursdays, Sept. 4 to Nov. 20 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register: Course #143211 563-441-4100 

Moline – Western Illinois Univ. Riverfront Campus Wednesdays, Sept. 3 to Nov. 19 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register: 563-322-8870 

Muscatine – Muscatine Community College Tuesdays, Sept. 2 to Nov. 18 from 6 to 8:30 p.m. Register: Course #143210 563-288-6100

NAMI Peer-to-Peer 

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A unique recovery education course for individuals living with mental illness. This 10-week signature education course covers: preventing relapse, improving the quality of your life, skills to cope with your disease, and exercises to focus and calm your thinking. 

Call for location and fall dates. 563-322-8870

Fall Prevention in Older Adults

 NIH, PCORI announce major award to prevent falls injuries in older people 

Large, multi-site, multi-intervention trial will test new patient-centered strategies 

Each year, 1 out of 3 adults aged 65 and over falls. A third of those falls result in moderate to severe injuries that can lead to further declines in health and loss of independence. Thousands of older adults die each year from such falls as well. To find effective, evidence-based strategies to address the personal and public health burden of these falls, the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) have joined to support a clinical trial to test individually tailored interventions to prevent fall-related injuries. The award, made by the National Institute on Aging (NIA) of the NIH and funded by PCORI as part of the Falls Injuries Prevention Partnership of the two organizations, is expected to total some $30 million over the five-year project. - more

University of Iowa Health Alliance

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