Falls Prevention Resources


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.



A Matter of BalanceA 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.

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Tai ChiTai Chi

Tai Chi is a centuries-old, mind and body practice that involves fluid, whole-body movements that gently challenge and strengthen balance, mental focus, deep breathing and relaxation. It has been proven to improve balance and reduce falls and may have other health benefits as well.

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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: October 2016

"Print and Go!" Tip Sheets


Falls Prevention in the News


Falls Prevention Websites

Ohio Department of Health, Healthy Ohio Program

National Council on Aging, Falls Prevention

National Institutes for Health, SeniorHealth

AgePage: Falls and Fractures (National Institute on Aging)

CDC, Older Adult Falls

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

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

National Safety Council, Older Adult Falls

Become a Partner

Key responsibilities of a STEADY U Partner include:

  • Promote STEADY U Ohio to your employees, customers and other stakeholders, and foster a culture of safety and prevention;
  • Share news, information and updates about your efforts, programs or services that help older adults prevent falls; and
  • Share falls prevention messaging through your existing communications channels and social media.

STEADY U partners receive:

  • Your organization's name and link on the STEADY U Ohio website;
  • A monthly newsletter exclusively for partners with "cut-and-paste" content to share; and
  • Regular and seasonal promotional toolkits.

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STEADY U Ohio Partners

This list is for informational purposes only and does not constitute an endorsement of any organization, company, product or service by the State of Ohio.