NATA Seeks Proposals for Prevention, Risk Reduction of Falls in Seniors
The National Athletic Trainers’ Association (NATA) announced that it seeks high quality research proposals to assess the effectiveness of AT interventions in the prevention and risk reduction of slip-and-fall injuries in Medicare-eligible populations.
NATA has set aside up to $220,000 to fund the “Athletic Training Outcomes and Cost Containment within Healthcare Facilities” research. Proposals should focus on treatments and interventions performed by one or more certified athletic trainers, who are solely BOC credentialed as an athletic trainer (AT). The AT must be hired, employed or contracted as an AT by the health care facility or the host institution. The research may be conducted in an extended care, community-based or similar health care settings. The study may be multi-centered or single-centered. Any health care professional, researcher or educator may submit a proposal.
Grant proposals are due by Oct. 1, 2013, and notification of award will be by January 15, 2014. For more information, contact Paul A. Ullucci, Jr., C-DSc, DPT, ATC, SCS, LAT, CSCS, NATA board of directors and secretary/treasurer at Paul@risportsmed.com. For administrative details, contact Cate Brennan at firstname.lastname@example.org or 972-532-8848. To receive a copy of the RFP, contact Parie Thorpe at email@example.com.