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

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

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).

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". 

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 FLS 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