- 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.
Finding Our Balance logo and social media assets
- 5 simple ways to reduce the risk of falls and maintain independence as you age
- Fall prevention exercise programs flyer (PDF)
- Home modifications checklist to help identify and remove hazards in the home that can increase the risk of falling
- Preventing Falls and Traumatic Brain Injury
- Talk to your doctor about how to stay independent as you age
- Finding our Balance Older Adult Falls Prevention Program flier (PDF)
Social media assets
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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:
- “Aging Wisely: Fall Prevention” is a program produced by the Pierce County Fall Prevention Coalition and hosted by former KING TV anchor Dennis Bounds.
- National Institute on Aging Resource, including videos and how to guides.
- NCHPAD YouTube Exercise Videos
- Sit and Be Fit is an at home exercise program helping you live and age well with television and online resources
- Falls Free CheckUp
- Take the safety questionnaire and learn your Senior Safety Score
- Answer these 12 questions to learn more about fall prevention tips from the National Council on Aging
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 2022
National Falls Prevention Awareness Week will be observed September 18 – 24, 2022. Read the Governor's Proclamation (PDF). Each year local groups across Washington State organize events to raise awareness that falls are not a normal part of aging; most falls are preventable. For more information and a social media toolkit visit the NCOA website.
- 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.
- Regional coalitions and programs
- Benton Franklin Counties Fall Prevention Coalition – email@example.com
- Eastern WA Fall Prevention - Strides for Strong Bones
- Ellensburg, WA – RSVP SAIL
- King County Falls Prevention Coalition (https://kingcountyfallprevention.weebly.com)
- Lewis, Mason and Thurston County Exercise Map
- North Central Region Fall Prevention Coalition – firstname.lastname@example.org
- Pierce County Fall Prevention Coalition (https://fallsfreepiercecounty.org)
- Pierce County Exercise Map
- King County - One Step Ahead
- Seattle, WA – Sound Generations
- Spokane, WA – Steady As We Go
- Pierce County Fall Prevention Coalition: Contact Dena Santos
- Online data
- Falls related data and evidence-based program locations are available online through the Washington Tracking Network.
- Maps of falls data by county can be found here:
- Population trends – Washington State map by county
- Other resources
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