Health & Wellness
Know your risk for falls!
Click HERE to complete the Falls Free Checkup. The Falls Free Checkup is a digital screening tool modeled after the 12-question screener included in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) Stay Independent brochure. Upon completing the tool, you will receive information about reducing your risk for falls. Also, if you enter your email address, you will receive your Falls Free Checkup Report that you can share and discuss with your doctor and family.
The Department of Elder Affairs contracts with Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRCs) to promote increased use of evidence-based falls prevention programs serving elders. ADRCs partner with local county health departments, communities, and coalitions to increase the number of counties that operate evidence-based falls prevention programs as well as the number of participants that complete programs.
To locate a falls prevention program in your area, click the link below and contact the ADRC that serves your area.
The Florida Department of Elder Affairs collaborates with the Florida Department of Health on senior falls prevention initiatives.
Other important partners in fall prevention include the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Council on Aging.
- Provides national data
- Publicizes publications and resources on falls prevention
- Develops toolkits for falls prevention initiatives
- Promotes participation in National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22—first day of fall)
- Helps advance falls prevention policies within states
- Develops national tools and resources for falls prevention initiatives