The Broome County Health Department is the lead agency for a five year Fall Prevention Grant funded by the New York State Department of Health. The purpose of the program is to reduce falls among older adults by employing evidence-based strategies within the community and healthcare delivery system. The grant program funds three evidence-based community programs and one pilot project called STEADI (STopping Elederly Accidents, Deaths and Injuries) that support the implementation of healthcare provider fall risk assessments into the local healthcare delivery system. The three evidence-based programs are Tai Chi-Moving for Better Balance, Stepping On Program, and Otago Program.
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