Older Adult Fall Prevention

The National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO) recognizes older adult fall prevention as a significant public health issue and the urgency to address health concerns of a rapidly aging society. With support from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), NACCHO worked on a project entitled “Developing the Capacity to Support Older Adult Falls.”

The project aimed to help local health departments (LHDs) enhance their capacity to identify older adults at high risk for falls, create awareness among older adults about fall risk and prevention, and partner with community resources to support LHD’s fall prevention efforts.

Developing the Capacity to Support Clinical Older Adult Fall Prevention: A Guide for Local Health Departments and a corresponding workbook was developed with funding from the CDC for local health departments seeking to create community-care linkages for older adults who are at risk for falls. If you have any questions about the guide, please contact the NACCHO Overdose, Injury & Violence Prevention Team at [email protected].

Take a look at some of the top resources from the Older Adult Falls Prevention program.

CDC’s Injury Center has added seven new STAND STEADI videos for healthcare providers and health systems. These brief videos highlight work being done in older adult fall prevention across the country. These videos cover the work of the Developing the Capacity to Support Clinical Older Adult Fall Prevention project

Video Resource Subject Matter Expert and Organization
Local Health Department’s Role in Fall Prevention Caroline Snyder- National Association of City and County Health Officials (NACCHO)
Paramedicine as Part of Community Fall Prevention Andy Gienapp, MS, NRP-National Association of State Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Officials (NASEMSO)

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