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State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention


The State Policy Toolkit for Advancing Fall Prevention is designed to give State and local coalitions the strategies, tools, and resources to prevent falls among older adults. It offers a rich compendium of suggested policy changes, measures, and resources to advance fall prevention, categorized under eight major goals designed to mobilize and coordinate across State and local public health programs, as well as home and community-based programs. It outlines the opportunities, strategies, and examples of what is possible through education and engagement of key coalition partners.

Tips on how to use this toolkit:
  • Use it as a guide for promoting discussion and potential action on policy changes that are appropriate for the population, geographic location, partnerships, and culture of your community.
  • Consider taking or adapting a limited, manageable set of strategies from this toolkit to put into action.
  • Use the included set of indicators to measure progress of select recommendations.
  • Review the resource compendium to find materials to promote strategic partnerships with providers.


National Council on Aging

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  • Original Summary: 02/2014
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Last updated: February 26, 2014.