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Injury Prevention Inventory: Elder Abuse
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A Compendium of Injury Prevention Strategies, Sample Measures, & Resources



Sample Measures

Additional Resources


Supporting Resources

Title & URL



Public awareness campaigns

Ageless Alliance Action Kit

Ageless Alliance

Downloadable videos and documents that can be used to strengthen the stand against elder abuse


National Clearinghouse on Abuse in Later Life(NCALL)


A series of information sheets that can be used to increase awareness of abuse in later life and to provide valuable information and resources to service providers and justice professionals who may work with older victims


Elder Justice Now

National Council on Aging

Campaign focused on confronting elder abuse in America; the NCOA’s page also has other resources such as fall prevention and healthy living action plans

Policy that establishes commission, coalitions, and programs for elder abuse prevention

ABA Commission on Law and Aging


American Bar Association (ABA)

The ABA Commission on Law and Aging examines a wide range of legal issues affecting older persons; this website provides valuable tools and resources that can be used when working with the elder population

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Sample Measures

Sample Distal Measures for Elder Abuse

Sample Proximal Measures for Elder Abuse

  • Emergency department visits
  • Fatalities
  • Hospitalizations
  • Counseling referrals
  • Elder abuse prevention policies adopted
  • Links between statewide surveillance systems that can inform elder abuse prevention
  • Organizations that adopt elder maltreatment prevention policies
  • Participants/organizations reached through elder abuse prevention trainings
  • Partners actively engaged in implementing elder abuse prevention programs and policies
  • Physician referrals
  • Police reports related to elder maltreatment
  • Social services referrals

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Additional Resources Related to Elder Abuse

Title & URL



Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACE) Study

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Kaiser Permanente

Investigation conducted to assess associations between childhood maltreatment and later-life health and well-being

Connecting the Dots: An Overview of the Links Among Multiple Forms of Violence

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

A resource co-developed by CDC’s Division of Violence Prevention and Prevention Institute that shares research on connections between different forms of violence and describes how these connections affect communities

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

VetoViolence Website

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

CDC’s online source of free violence prevention trainings, tools, and resources based on the best available evidence and research

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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