Making Fall Prevention Part of Primary Care: Implementing CDC's STEADI Toolkit in a New York State County Health System

Originally presented on May 21, 2015

Frank Floyd, MD, FACP
Associate Medical Director & STEADI Champion
United Health Services
Member, New York State Chapter of the American College of Physicians (NYSACP)

Harrison Moss, MPH, CPT, DTR, CHES
Program Manager – NYS Older Adult Fall Prevention Program
Bureau of Occupational Health & Injury Prevention
NYS Department of Health

Falls among older New Yorkers (age 65 and over) are the leading cause of injury deaths, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. To reduce falls, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention developed the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, & Injuries) Toolkit. The STEADI Toolkit is a comprehensive resource designed to help healthcare providers incorporate fall risk assessment and proven interventions into clinical practice. In 2012, United Health Services (UHS), a large health system in Broome County, began integrating STEADI into its practices. This webcast will cover how UHS incorporated fall risk assessments and referral into clinical practice. It will also discuss how to enhance clinical and community linkages to evidence-based community fall prevention programs.

Learning Objectives
After watching this webcast participants will be able to:

  • Describe the burden of falls in older adults in New York State.
  • List three resources in the CDC STEADI Toolkit.
  • Identify three challenges of incorporating fall prevention into clinical care.
  • Describe three tips for incorporating fall prevention into clinical care.

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