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Oklahoma Fall Prevention

For more information about falls prevention initiatives in Oklahoma, please contact:

History of your state’s Fall Prevention Coalition:
The Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition serves as a sub-committee of the Oklahoma Injury Prevention Advisory Committee. The Coalition is run through the Injury Prevention Service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health. 

Organizations that took the lead in developing the Fall Prevention Coalition: 
The Injury Prevention Service at the Oklahoma State Department of Health took the initiative to establish one advisory committee on older adult fall prevention.

Goals and objectives of the Fall Prevention Coalition: 
The goals and objectives of the Coalition currently include:

  • Evaluating and expanding the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance program
  • Creating and participating in community activities around fall prevention
  • Supporting and promoting evidence-based falls prevention programs
  • Providing information/education on older adult falls to various agencies and/or groups within Oklahoma
  • Developing news releases as appropriate

Outcomes being monitored:
The Coalition continually assesses the Tai Chi: Moving for Better Balance programs in Oklahoma and monitors fall-related injury hospitalizations and deaths in the state.

All funding sources for the Fall Prevention Coalition:
The Oklahoma Injury Prevention Advisory Committee is funded through the Core Violence and Injury Prevention Program (Core VIPP) grant funds and the Fall Prevention Coalition is funded through the Preventive Health and Health Services (PHHS) Block Grant funds.

Primary contact:
Avy Redus
Project Coordinator
Oklahoma State Department of Health
1000 NE 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
AvyD@health.ok.gov

http://falls.health.ok.gov

 

Oklahoma Strategic Plan for Injury and Violence Prevention: Unintentional Falls.

 

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