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VA Falls Toolkit

Getting Started

Fall prevention is an important and timely issue. In 2003, falls represented nearly 47% of all safety reports and aggregated events within the NCPS' database, and 11% of all root cause analyses occurring in calendar year 2003 were fall-related.

NCPS staff members worked with the Patient Safety Center of Inquiry, Tampa, Florida, and others to develop the Falls Toolkit.

The Toolkit is designed to aid facilities in developing a comprehensive falls prevention program.

We have made the Toolkit available for a number of years, begining in 2004. The current editon, with updates and revisions, was posted in July 2014.

We appreciate feedback on this effort and the materials offered. If you would like to provide us with suggestions for improving the Toolkit or pass on stories as to how you used this information to improve the falls prevention program at your facility, please contact us: 

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The Toolkit consists of a wide variety of items, please ensure that you scroll to the bottom of this page to view all the resources we have provided.

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

Your community-based organization (CBO) plays an important role in promoting the health and well being of the residents in your community. Many of the services provided by CBOs like yours help people of all ages maintain healthy lifestyles and improve their overall quality of life.

Now, with the help of this new publication, Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community-based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults, your organization can reach out to the older members of your community and fulfill an increasingly important need for effective, community-based fall prevention programs.

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Download this file (CDC Fall Prevention Guide.pdf)Preventing FallsHow to Develop Community-based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults2441 kB
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