Thursday, December 13, 2012 CDC Releases New Falls Prevention Toolkit The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) new STEADI Tool Kit gives health care providers information and tools to assess and address their older patients' falls risk. The STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) Tool Kit is based on a simple algorithm 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 (with instructional videos). In addition, there are educational handouts about falls prevention specifically designed for patients and their friends and family. APTA members who are experts in falls prevention assisted CDC with the development of the toolkit, specifically with the evidence based community falls prevention programs. Additionally, APTA staff appear in several videos on tests that were recorded at APTA. A link to the toolkit also is available on APTA's Balance and Falls webpage under "Related Resources."