Injury From Falls

Tools and Resources for Group Education

Select a section:

  1. Populations

Age

Children

National Program for Playground Safety – Safety School
http://playgroundsafety.org/products-services/assessment-tools
The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) provides training programs for keeping playgrounds on safe. The safety school can also be offered on other sites.

Older Adults

Later Life Training (International)
http://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/
Later Life Training aims to provide specialist, safe and effective exercise training for people working with vulnerable older populations as a form of falls prevention in the UK.

A Matter of Balance
http://www.mainehealth.org/mh_body.cfm?id=432
A Matter of Balance participants learn to control their falls, set goals to increase activity, and change their environment to prevent falls.

  1. Settings

    School-based

    National Program for Playground Safety – Safety School
    http://playgroundsafety.org/products-services/assessment-tools
    The National Program for Playground Safety (NPPS) provides training programs for keeping playgrounds on safe. The safety school can also be offered on other sites.

  2. Implementation

    U.S. Fall Prevention Programs for Seniors:
    http://www.cdc.gov/ncipc/falls/default.htm#PDF
    This guide describes various fall prevention programs in the country which can be used
    by health departments and organizations wanting to start a falls prevention program in their community.

    Later Life Training (International)
    http://www.laterlifetraining.co.uk/
    Later Life Training aims to provide specialist, safe and effective exercise training for people working with vulnerable older populations as a form of falls prevention in the UK.

  3. Other Tools/Resources

    Exercises to Try
    http://nihseniorhealth.gov/exercise/exercisestotry/01.html
    This site has videos that show proper techniques for exercises that older adults can try to improve balance and coordination.

    FallProof! Comprehensive Balance and Mobility Training Program
    http://www.exrx.net/Store/HK/Fallproof.html
    FallProof! is a manual that is available for purchase which explains a balance and mobility program.
     
    Growing Stronger – Strength Training for Older Adults
    http://www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/dnpa/physical/growing_stronger/index.htm
    Growing Stronger is an exercise program involving strengthening exercises to improve balance, coordination, and mobility.


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