Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan

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Falls Free: Promoting a National Falls Prevention Action Plan

Description

This 51-page action plan, developed in response to escalating concerns about falls and fall-related injuries among the aging population, highlights strategies and preliminary action steps developed by participants in the Falls Free Summit. Thirty-six strategies are proposed, based on input from Summit participants, and organized under five goal areas.

This action plan is organized as follows:

  • Executive summary
  • Background
  • Overview of the Falls Free Summit planning process
  • Design and outcome of the Falls Free Summit
  • Goals, strategies, and action steps
    • Physical mobility
    • Medication management
    • Home safety
    • Environmental safety in the community
    • Cross-cutting issues
  • Summary and next steps

Developer:

Archstone Foundation; Home Safety Council; National Council on Aging

Funding Sources:

Archstone Foundation; Home Safety Council; National Council on Aging

History

Release Date: 2005
Original Summary: September 2005
Last Updated: 05/22/13

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