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STEADY U Ohio Expo at the 2014 Ohio State Fair

Welcome new partner, Molina Healthcare!

Molina HealthcareWe're proud to welcome our latest business partner, Molina Healthcare of Ohio! Case managers in Molina's Columbus and Cincinnati markets will share STEADY U Ohio materials and resources with their members.

If your organization would like to partner to promote STEADY U Ohio, please contact us.

New resource: Next of Kin Program

Next of Kin - Emergency Contact InformationWhile our goal is to keep the worst from happening, it's good to be prepared in case it does. Register yourself and your loved ones in the Emergency Contact Information - Next of Kin Program of the Ohio Bureau of Motor Vehicles today. It provides first responders with vital information in the event that someone is unable to communicate with them during an emergency.

Find more resources for yourself or a loved one.

 

 

Did you know...?

  • 30 percent of adults age 65 and older living in the community fall each year.
     
  • An older Ohioan falls every two minutes and sustains a fall-related injury every five minutes, resulting in two hospitalizations each hour, an emergency room visit every eight minutes and three deaths each day.
     
  • Falls and fall-related injuries cost Ohio more than $4.2 billion each year.
     
  • Falls are not a normal part of aging, and most falls can be prevented!

 

Click here to take a falls risk self-assessment.
Take a falls risk self-assessment.

 

It Takes Everyone

Most falls in older adults can be prevented. A person's risk for falls goes down the minute he or she stops being afraid of falling. Preventing falls for every older Ohioan will take a community approach. Everyone - from the individual and his family, to doctors and nurses, to business owners and managers, to community leaders and more - has a role to play in preventing falls. It's like the old saying goes, "united we stand, divided we fall." What's your role in preventing falls in Ohio?

If you wish to become involved in the STEADY U initiative, contact us or subscribe to be notified of opportunities. Opportunities include community falls prevention coalitions, serving as a lay leader in the A Matter of Balance Program, and more.

 

STEADY U Ohio Promotional Tooklit Falls Prevention in the News

 

About STEADY U Ohio

STEADY U Ohio is a statewide collaborative falls prevention initiative, supported by Ohio government and state business partners to ensure that every county, every community and every Ohioan knows how they can prevent falls, one step at a time. This website is the source in Ohio for falls prevention information, tools and other resources.

Learn more...

 

A Matter of Balance

 

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