Spokane Regional Health District Steady As We Go and SAIL (Stay Active and Independent for Life) Programs: 

https://srhd.org/steady-as-we-go


Lynn Kohlmeier, MD - Mark Olson, MD - Marla Emde, Public Health BS (Public Health Educator & Coordinator)

FALL PREVENTION RESOURCES:

Improve balance, stay active and "on your feet".


  • According to the Spokane Regional Health District, Spokane County has fall mortality rates than are 56% higher than the Washington state average. This results in an average of 133 people that die each year from a fall in Spokane County (SRHD, 2018). 

National Council on Aging

www.ncoa.org 

OSTEOPOROSIS, FALL & FRACTURE PREVENTION, AND BONE HEALTH RESOURCES:​

International Osteoporosis Foundation

https://www.iofbonehealth.org

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) 

https://www.nof.org

Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury-related death in Spokane County among seniors (SRHD, 2018).

THE CDC (Center for Disease Control) STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries - Older Adults Fall Prevention Program 

https://www.cdc.gov/steadi/index.html

Spokane Regional Health District Falls Prevention page:

https://srhd.org/health-topics/injury-violence-safety/falls-prevention

​​For evidence-based Exercise Falls Prevention Programs such as; "Matter of Balance", "SAIL", "Tai Ji Quan", "The Otago Exercise Program", and "Tai Chi for Arthritis and Fall Prevention".