FallsFree - Falls Risk Self-Assessment
A tool developed by NCOA that provides consumers with a falls risk score and follow-up contact with resources based on their falls risk.

 

QUIZ: Test Your Falls Knowledge
A tool developed by WIHA that allows consumers test their knowledge of falls and falls risk.


Download Governor's Falls Prevention Awareness Month Proclamation.

 

Falls Video Series

AARP WI and WIHA have teamed up to produce a series of eight videos discussing the factors that can lead to a fall and steps people can take to avoid a fall. New videos will be uploaded weekly throughout the month of September 2020.  

 

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 Awareness
Month Resources - 2020

 

We've 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. 

 

ARTICLES | LETTER-TO-THE-EDITOR

 State Efforts to Batter Growing Falls Epidemic

       Publish this article in your local newsletter or share with local news media. 

       Add your own quotes for local reaction.

 

 Governor Proclaims September Falls Prevention Awareness Month - w/ falls risk assessment
      Customize this article with your local contact information and share with (or without)
      the accompanying falls risk self-assessment. 

 Avoiding Falls Means Honest Talk, New Skills for Older Adults

      Customize this article with your local contact information.

 

 Letter-to-the-Editor: Falls Are Common, Costly and Preventable

 

 

GRAPHICS

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 Falls Free CheckUp
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 Falls Free - Join the Conversation

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 Falls Free - Check Up
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 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

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HANDOUTS

 

 

Easy Steps to Fall-Proof Your Home

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

Download

 

  

 

 

MyMobility Plan

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

Download

 

 

What's Your Risk of a Fall?

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. 
Download this full page (front & back) falls risk
self-assessment, add your contact information,
print back-to-back and share.

 

VIDEOS

 

 

  6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
  from the National Council 

  on Aging (NCOA)

 

 

 

 

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

from WIHA