Falls Resources

 


A tool developed by WIHA that allows consumers test their knowledge of falls and falls risk.

 
Use the link above to share stories about falls and falls prevention.  We're looking for real stories that demonstrate the impact of falls on individuals, their families, and their communities.  We also want to hear about the success stories from people who took steps to decrease their falls risk.

Wisconsin Falls & Injury Prevention Coalitions

 

 

Falls Videos 
The Brown County Falls Prevention Partnership shared the following three videos featuring health care and public safety professionals discussing falls.

 

 



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AARP WI and WIHA teamed up to produce a series of videos (below) discussing the factors that can lead to a fall and steps people can take to avoid a fall.  

 

AARP WI's Amber Miller and WIHA's Shannon Myers discuss the prevalence of falls in Wisconsin and the factors that influence a fall. (19.13 minutes) 


AARP WI's Amber Miller and Dr. Ann O'Rourke, MD, MPH, FACS - Adult Trauma Medical Director, Associate Professor of Surgery, UW School of Medicine and Public Health discuss the topic of assessing falls risk and falls interventions. (9.02 minutes)


Check out this conversation between AARP's Amber Miller and occupational therapist Valeree Lecey on removing falls hazards in your home. (13.54 minutes)


AARP's Amber Miller and Kristi Hallisy, PT, DSc - Associate Professor in the Doctor of Physical Therapy Program at the UW-School of Medicine & Public Health discuss and demonstrate balance and strength exercises that can help you avoid a fall. (13:22 minutes)



AARP's Amber Miller and Tabarius Smith, PharmD., pharmacy manager at Walgreens in Glendale, WI discuss the impact prescription and over-the-counter medications can have on your falls risk. (6:14 minutes)


AARP's Amber Miller talks with Jean Kalscheur of the Wisconsin Council of the Blind about the relationship between low vision and falls and what people can do to prevent a fall. (16:01 minutes)

 

 

 

Falls Prevention
Outreach Resources

 

The Falls Free Wisconsin Coalition has assembled these resources for falls prevention advocates to use during Falls Prevention Awareness Month - and throughout the year - to raise public awareness of the impact of falls. These resources are ready to use and share - and many are customizable with your logo and contact information.  If you have questions about how to use these materials, please contact Kris Krasnowski.

 

If you share resources via your social media channels, please tag WIHA (Facebook - @wihealthyaging; Twitter - @WIHA3) so that we can better track activity. 

 

FALLS RISK SELF-ASSESSMENT

This self-assessment tool developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) provides consumers with a falls risk score and follow-up contact with resources based on their falls risk.

 

Falls Free Check Up

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Falls Free Risk Self-Assessment

(customizable & printable)

Download this 1/2 page (front & back) falls
risk self-assessment, add your contact information,
print back-to-back and share as a bag stuffer
or anyway you like. 

 

 

FOR MEDIA OUTREACH 

 

  PRESS RELEASE: Gov Proclaims Falls Prevention Awareness Month, State Battles Falls Epidemic 

       Share with news media and/or publish in your own newsletters or other venues. 

       Add your own quotes or contact information in the highlighted areas for local interest.

 

 ARTICLE: Avoiding Falls Means Honest Talk, New Skills for Older Adults

       Publish in your own newsletters, website or other venues. Add your own quotes or contact
       information in the highlighted areas for local interest.

 

 LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR: Falls Can Be Prevented 

       Customize and share with your local newspaper or online opinion news sources.

 

RESOURCES

 

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NCOA Falls Prevention Awareness Month Toolkit 

The National Council on Aging has a wide variety of resources including flyers, infographics, social media graphics, videos and other materials to support falls prevention locally. 

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CDC Still Going Strong Injury Prevention Campaign Resources

 

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's Still Going Strong campaign speaks directly to older adults, age 65 and older, and their caregivers to raise awareness about preventable injuries among older adults.

 

There are a variety of resources including social media graphics, print ads/flyers, videos and other tools for falls prevention. 

 

GRAPHICS

 

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Easy Steps to Fall-Proof Your Home

Download this 4-page home check list for removing falls hazards from the home. 

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MyMobility Plan

Download this CDC planning document to help avoid injuries and plan for mobility as people age. 

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ANIMATED GIF

For use on websites or in social media posts. 

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 VIDEOS

 

 

 

 

You Have the Power to Prevent a Fall
from the National Council 

on Aging (NCOA)

 

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Stepping On: A 7-Class Workshop
Proven to Reduce Falls

from WIHA

 

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