Resources Listed by Organization
Are you operating a fall prevention program, and are looking for supporting educational materials? Do you want to learn about organizations that are active in helping to prevent falls? Here is a list of organizations that offer valuable materials that can help you enhance your program.
If you know of any relevant organizations not listed here, send us an email at info@StopFalls.org and we will include them.
Accident Compensation Corporation of New Zealand
American Academy of Family Physicians
American Geriatrics Society
- Eldercare at Home: A resource for families and friends who are caring for older people at home from the American Geriatrics Society Foundation for Health in Aging.
- Falls and Balance Problems: Answers to common questions about falls and recommended sources for help.
- Guideline for the Prevention of Falls in Older Persons: Detailed article about the risk factors for falling and recommended interventions.
- Mobility Problems: Detailed information on understanding mobility problems, when to seek professional help, and what to do to help identify and eliminate fall hazards.
- Using Medicines Safely: Information about how medicines can cause side effects such as dizziness, which is a major factor in falls.
American Geriatrics Society, Foundation For Health In Aging
American Medical Directors Association
- Preventing Falls in Older Californians: State of the Art (Preconference White Paper): White paper outlining the significance of injurous falls to older persons, best practices to reduce fall risk, screening for fall risk and descriptions of appropriate interventions tailored to individual needs.
- Creating a California Blueprint for Fall Prevention (Conference Proceedings): White paper discussing the scope of the problem of fall prevention, interventions in California, other system-wide interventions and effecting change in California.
- Fall Prevention Center of Excellence: Started in September 2004, this foundation launched a statewide Fall Prevention Initiative in the state of California to help with risk assessment, exercise and enviornmental modications for fall prevention.
Atlantic Coast Conference
Boston University, Roybal Center
Boston University, Health and Disability Research Institute
- Exercise: It’s Never Too Late: This video addresses common misconceptions elders have about exercise into old age and shares strategies to staying active.
- Fear of Falling: It’s A Matter of Balance: This video includes interviews w ith a group of elders on common thoughts and fears about physical activity that lead to inactivity. The seniors discuss challenges they faced in recovering and maintaining their functional independence.
California State University Fullerton, The Center for Successful Aging
- Balance and Mobility Specialist Instructor Certificate: This program is designed to provide physical activity instructors and health care professionals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement fall risk reduction programs in their communities.
Canadian Pharmacists Association
Canada Public Health Agency, Division of Aging and Seniors
Center for Healthy Aging: Outlines the importance of physical activity in fall prevention.
- Best Practices in Physical Activity: Outlines the importance of physical activity in fall prevention.
- Designing Safe and Effective Physical Activity Programs: Descriptions of different physical activity programs that elders can participate in to prevent the risk of falls.
- Environmental Scan: A comprehensive description an environmental scan used to assess to the problems of falls for older adults.
- Media Release: Release about Falls Free, a national action plan that addresses the challenges and barriers related to a national falls prevention initiative and outlines key strategies and action steps to help reduce fall dangers for older adults.
- National Action Plan
- Research Review Papers: Review includes risk factors and prevention strategies, role of excerise in reducing falls, role of medication modification in fall prevention and the role of environment at home and the community in fall prevention.
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control
Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Gerontological Society of America
Home Safety Council
- Safe Steps to Reduce Falls: Home safety walk-through list provided by the Home Safety Council to help identify and correct potential slips and falls hazards.
- Home Assessment Chart - This checklist will help you take a note of everything you need to make your home a little safer.
- Medication Tracker - A weekly tracker to help you remember if you have taken your medication. Also a handy reminder to do so.
- Physical Activity Tracker - Here are some “fitness building blocks” to help plan an appropriate and effective exercise program.
National Council on the Aging, Center for Healthy Aging
National Institutes of Health
- Balance Problems: This document explains balance problems and offers treatment and research options.
- Exercise for Older Adults: Provides benefits of exercise, safety, charing progress and frequently asked questions about exercise for older adults.
- National Resource Center for Safe Aging: This website contains a wealth of falls-related information for public health professionals, with links to many other useful sites.
- Taking Medicines: An overview of medicines, taking medicines safely and more.
National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification
National Safety Council
National Resource Center for Safe Aging
- SafeAging.org: This website contains a wealth of falls-related information for public health professionals, with links to many other useful sites.
Partners In Care Foundation
Pennsylvania Department of Aging
Prevention Of Falls Network Europe (ProFaNE)
San Francisco Department of Public Health in conjunction with University of California, San Francisco
VA National Center for Patient Safety
UCLA Center for Health Policy Research
University of Melbourne
University of Michigan
- Preventing Falls One Step At A Time: Article suggesting that both improving balance through exercise and employing “fall-proofing” behaviors in and around the home will help to avoid falls and reduce risks for falls.