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Injury Prevention Inventory: Fall Injury
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INJURY PREVENTION INVENTORY

 

A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources




 FALL INJURY



Strategies

Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Strategy

Supporting Resources

Title & URL

Author

Description

Exercise-based fall prevention program

A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Developed by the Compendium to help public health practitioners use the best scientific evidence to effectively address the problem of falls

Home modification program

Falls HIT (Home Intervention Team) Program

 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Study used home visits to identify fall risks, provided advice about possible changes, offered assistance with home modifications, and provided training in using safety devices and mobility aids

A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Developed by the Compendium to help public health practitioners use the best scientific evidence to effectively address the problem of falls

Multifaceted fall prevention program

Stepping On

 

 

 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This study employed a series of seven small group sessions to teach fall prevention strategies to community-dwelling older adults

A Matter of Balance

MaineHealth

An 8-week structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce fear of falling and increase activity levels

A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Developed by the Compendium to help public health practitioners use the best scientific evidence to effectively address the problem of falls

Policy that establishes commissions, coalitions, and programs for fall prevention

Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Guidebook to assist community-based organizations with developing and implementing fall prevention programs for the elderly

Preventing Falls: A Guide to Implementing Effective Community-Based Fall Prevention Programs, 2nd Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Practical guide on program planning, development, implementation, and evaluation of fall prevention programs

 

Clinical prevention interventions

A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions: What Works for Community-Dwelling Older Adults, 3rd Edition

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Developed by the Compendium to help public health practitioners use the best scientific evidence to effectively address the problem of falls

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Fall Injuries

Sample Proximal Measures for Fall Injuries

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations

 

  • Community dwelling seniors
  • Fall injury prevention policies adopted
  • Fall risk assessments
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform fall injury prevention
  • Older adults engaging in leisure physical activity
  • Organizations/agencies adopting the Otago program
  • Organizations/agencies adopting the Stepping On program
  • Organizations/agencies adopting the Tai Chi program
  • Organizations/agencies implementing fall programs
  • Organizations/agencies promoting fall risk assessments
  • Organizations/agencies using STEADI toolkit or elements of the STEADI toolkit
  • Participants/organizations reached through fall prevention trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing fall injury prevention programs and policies
  • Physician referrals
  • Police reports related to fall injury
  • Utilization of fall data and fall prevention research

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Additional Resources Related to Fall Injuries

Title & URL

Author

Description

Remembering When – A Fire and Fall Prevention Program for Older Adults

National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Resource that provides everything needed to conduct a comprehensive fire and fall prevention program for older adults in your community

Protect the Ones You Love: Child Injuries are Preventable

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

Initiative that provides educational resources to raise awareness about the leading causes of child injuries in the United States and how they can be prevented

The Facts Hurt: A State-by-State Injury Prevention Policy Report

Trust for America’s Health

This report highlights a set of indicators that provide the public and policymakers with information about the status of some key injury prevention policies in states, and provides recommendations for key strategies to reduce injuries in the United States

The State Health Department’s Role in the Policy Process

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

This document was created to provide guidance to CDC funded state health departments about their important role in informing and evaluating policy to prevent injuries and violence through active participation in the policy process

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Any opinions, findings, conclusions, or recommendations associated with the strategies and resources listed within this inventory are exclusively those of their authors, and do not necessarily reflect the official views of the Safe States Alliance.



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