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About Us

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Our Mission

The mission of the Northern Chapter, Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (AFPC) is to reduce the risk of falls by older Arizonans through education, awareness, and outreach focused on three essentials of falls prevention: medication management, physical activity, and home and environment modification.

AFPC Northern Chapter Leadership Team


Rachel Mills

AFPC Northern Chapter Co-Chairperson

Ms. Rachel Mills has worked as a Health Educator with Yavapai County Community Health Services for three years. Growing up in many places in the Western U.S., she spent most of her time in Wyoming. She loves living in the Southwest, and is excited to serve on the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition. She is a certified Tai Chi for Arthritis for Fall Prevention Instructor, a lay leader for A Matter of Balance, a Master Trainer in the Chronic Disease Self-Management Education Programs and a DPP Lifestyle Coach.

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Shurine Pate, DNP, AGPCNP-BC

AFPC Northern Chapter Co-Chairperson

Shurine Pate is an adult-geriatric nurse practitioner and owner of the concierge and primary care practice, Pate Complete Healthcare.  Shurine has more than 20 years of experience in various healthcare specialties including ophthalmology, critical care, and primary care. 

Shurine stays active in the community by providing education sessions to seniors in the area on various topics including her passion for advance care planning. She is a co-chair of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition Northern Chapter. She is also a member of the state committee for the Physician Order for Life-Sustaining Treatment (POLST) task force and the ethics committee at Yavapai Regional Medical Center in Prescott, Arizona. 
She desires to provide customized and individualized care to her patients to help them and their families overcome the difficulties of chronic and acute illness in advancing age.

AFPC Northern Chapter Community Partners

The Northern Chapter’s current community partners include representatives from:

  • Coconino County Public Health Services District 

  • Navajo County

  • Fire Departments

  • Yavapai Regional Medical Center

  • Yavapai College

  • PT/OT

  • ALFA

  • Senior Centers 

  • Tai Chi for Health

  • AARP

  • Managed Healthcare Organizations

  • Community Home Repair Projects of Arizona

  •  Adult Protective Services

The collaboration with regional partners is already expanding. Evidence-based and best practice models are melded and being adapted locally.

AFPC Northern Chapter Bi-Monthly Meetings

The Chapter’s meetings are held on the 2nd Tuesday every other month from 2pm to 4pm, at the Yavapai Community Health Center’s training room.

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