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: September 2014

"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.

 

News and Research

Falls among older adults are a serious concern for communities, the state and the nation. Most falls can be prevented and much is being done to identify and share proven strategies to live safer, more active lives.

Falls Prevention in the News

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

 

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)