Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition
Mission: The mission of the Ohio Older Adult Falls Prevention Coalition is to reduce the risk of falls through partnerships, education and policy.
Vision: Older Ohioans will have fewer falls and fall-related injuries, maximizing their independence and quality of life.
What is the Ohio Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition?
Because falls disproportionally impact older Ohioans, who represent Ohio’s fastest-growing population, Violence and Injury Prevention Program (VIPP) has created The Ohio Older Adults Falls Prevention Coalition as a subgroup of the Ohio Injury Prevention Partnership (OIPP) to focus specifically on falls among older adults.
The function of the Coalition is to identify priorities statewide which can lead communities to address areas of greatest need; determine broad focus areas, goals, objectives and activities to guide communities and the state in addressing these issues; and to monitor progress in each of five priority areas: education/awareness, infrastructure, policy, interventions/risk assessment, and monitoring trends. The group recently released the 2010-2014 State Plan for Preventing Falls Among Older Adults and works every year with the Ohio Departments of Aging and Health to observe Falls Prevention Awareness Day.
To become a member of the OIPP or the Coalition please complete the online membership application. You will begin to receive meeting notifications and updates about the group's activities.
For more information about the group, please contact the Violence and Injury Prevention Program at 614-466-2144.
Meeting Minutes & Presentations
March 19, 2013
November 9, 2012
Last Reviewed 9/26/13