Fall Prevention Resources
- Fall prevention awareness toolkit
This page provides resources for health professionals, health care facilities and services, emergency medical services and community services to educate the public and promote behaviors that reduce the risk of older adult falls. Resources can be used during National Fall Prevention Awareness Week (third week in September) and throughout the year.
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- Prevent falls while staying home
There are several great resources you can use to prevent falls while staying home to protect yourself and your loved ones from COVID-19. Here are some current resources:
Check back, these will be updated as we learn of new resources!
- Falls prevention printed materials
DOH has a wide range of printed materials on falls prevention that address home safety, medications, physical activity and other risk factors. Materials are available in English, Spanish, Russian, Ukrainian, Chinese and Vietnamese. See our publications page,
- Monthly fall prevention newsletter
The Coalition also produces a monthly newsletter on fall prevention programming and trainings. If you would like to receive the newsletter and other Coalition updates, please sign up using GovDelivery or contact us by email.
- Falls prevention awareness week 2021
National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is observed every September the week of the first day of fall. Each year, local groups across Washington State organize events to raise awareness for falls prevention. National Falls Prevention Awareness Week is a time to educate our communities that falls are not a normal part of aging; and that most falls are preventable.
- Fall prevention programs
Evidence Based Fall Prevention Programs are proven to decrease risk of falls in older adults. For more information on all of the programs that have met the highest criteria of evidence for fall prevention please see the NCOA evidence-based falls prevention programs. Please check the sites for the programs listed below to see updated Washington training information. Trainings for Washington state can be found on the Living Well Website.
- Regional coalitions and programs
- Online data
- Population trends – Washington State map by county
- Other resources