Falls Prevention Resources

 

STEADY U Ohio Promotional Toolkit

Please use the resources below to help tell others in your community about STEADY U Ohio and this website. We would appreciate it if you would contact us to let us know how you are spreading the word that we can prevent falls, one step at a time!

Power Point Presentations
Last updated: April 2015

"Print and Go!" Tip Sheets

 

Falls Risk Self-assessment

Answer "yes" or "no" to twelve simple statements to determine your risk for falls, then print and take the assessment with you to your doctor or health care professional to discuss your risk factors and how to minimize them.

Click here to take a falls risk self-assessment.

 

Falls Prevention Websites

Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Ohio Program

CDC, Home & Recreational Safety

National Council on Aging, Falls Prevention

National Institutes for Health, SeniorHealth

AgePage: Falls and Fractures (National Institute on Aging)

The Essentials: Falls and Fall Prevention (MetLife Mature Market Institute)

Falls Management Articles (International Council on Active Aging)

Falls - Older Adults (CDC)

Falls Prevention (National Council on Aging)

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Go4Life: Exercises for Endurance, Strength, Balance and Flexibility (National Institute on Aging)

NIHSeniorHealth: Falls and Older Adults (National Institutes on Health)

Older Adult Falls (National Safety Council)

Slips, Trips and Falls (National Safety Council)

10 Million Steps Toolkit

On Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2015, organizations all over Ohio will be hosting "10 Million Steps to Prevent Falls" falls prevention awareness walks in their communities. Please use the resources below to help promote your event.

 

Falls Prevention in the News

 

Educational Opportunities

Tai Chi Train the Trainer Workshop
Oct. 16-17, 2015, Delaware, Ohio
TAI CHI is an ancient Chinese practice with origins in the martial arts. The version of Tai chi taught in this training is designed for the older adult and is evidence-based to reduce the frequency of falls and the severity of injury from falls. More information...

 

A Matter of Balance

A Matter of Balance is a community-based intervention designed to help individuals learn to manage their falls risk and increase their activity levels without fear of falling.

A Matter of Balance

 

STEADY U Ohio Partners

Ohio Government Partners

Business Partners