National Council on Aging's (NCOA) new State Policy Toolkit aims to organize and maximize
community falls prevention assets and resources, and establish innovative
policies and practices within states, communities, and organizations. The
toolkit offers a compendium of suggested policy changes to advance falls
prevention, categorized under 8 major goals. It outlines the opportunities,
strategies, and examples of what is possible through education and engagement
of key stakeholders.
toolkit can be used 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. Users can adapt a limited,
manageable set of strategies from the toolkit to put into action; include a set
of indicators to measure progress of select recommendations; and review the
resource compendium to find materials to promote strategic partnerships with
a member of NCOA's Falls Free Coalition.
additional patient care and consumer education resources on this topic, visit
APTA's Balance and Falls webpage.