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STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Toolkit 

Did you know that one out of three people 65 and older fall each year?

Ohio Healthcare Providers - Request Your Complimentary STEADI Toolkit!

The Ohio Department of Health is pleased to offer printed copies of the complete STEADI Toolkit for healthcare providers in Ohio. For a free copy of the toolkit please submit your name, address, provider type, email address and phone number to: HealthyOhio@odh.ohio.gov.

About STEADI

Healthcare providers play a critical role in the prevention of falls.  Integration of simple screenings into your practice can help identify patients at risk for falls such as those with lower body weakness, difficulties with gait and balance, postural hypotension, medication use, vision problems and home hazards.  By addressing these risk factors or referring patients to community programs or specialists who can, healthcare providers can significantly reduce their patients’ chances of falling and suffering serious, life-changing injuries such as hip fractures. 

 

The Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit is a suite of materials created by CDC’s National Center for Injury Prevention and Control. It is a provider resource adapted from the American and British Geriatric Societies’ Clinical Practice Guideline.  It includes basic information about falls, case studies, conversation starters and standardized gait and balance assessment tests. 

Make Fall Prevention Part of Your Practice

STEADI Training Resources

Learn more about how the STEADI resources can be used in clinical practice to assess, treat and refer older adult patients based on their fall risk. 

CDC STEADI video training for providers to learn about the development of STEADI, its unique resources, methods for incorporating into practice and financial incentives for doing so

CDC STEADI videos for balance testing  to demonstrates Timed Up and Go (TUG) Test, 30 second Chair Stand Test and the 4-Stage Balance Test

For more information on falls among older adults, please contact:

Ohio Department of Health
Violence and Injury Prevention Section
246 North High Street
Columbus, OH 43215
Telephone: 614-466-2144
Fax: 614-564-2409
Email: HealthyOhio@odh.ohio.gov