Brown County Prevention Coalition: Fall Prevention

Purpose

Fall prevention awareness among older adults in Brown County.

You Can Help Prevent a Fall

  • 25% of people over the age of 65 fall every year
  • On average, 23 people per day are seen in our Green Bay Emergency Departments due to falls
  • Falls can lead to loss of independence, disability and even death – they can be prevented!

 Your church, organization, club older adult members will benefit from learning about how to prevent a fall so they can stay healthy and active.  We’d appreciate your looking over these resources to see how you can get this important Fall Prevention message out to them.

Members

  • ADRC of Brown County

  • Aurora Bay Care Medical Center

  • Aurora Health

  • Bay Care Clinic

  • Bellin Health

  • De Pere Health Department

  • De Pere District 4 Alderman

  • Green Bay Metro Fire Department

  • Heartland Home Health & Hospice

  • HSHS St Vincent Hospital

  • NEW RTAC (Northeast Wisconsin Regional Trauma Advisory Council)

  • Rennes Skilled Nursing and Rehabilitation

  • SS Edward & Isidore Parish

  • Woodside Lutheran Home

 

Resources

Publication Options for churches, clubs, and organizations.

Only Leaves Should Fall – 6 Steps to Prevent a Fall

Freedom from Falls 

Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Providers Resources 

NEW RTAC Fall Prevention Demonstration Video – YouTube

PowerPoint Training Tool  

WBAY Channel 2 News Press Release on Falls Program with De Pere Fire/Rescue and the ADRC

Awareness of Environmental Risks (Home and Community)

Prevention Coalition Contacts:

Direct questions or inquires for more information to one of these Steering Committee Co-Chairs:

 Barb Michaels, email:  barbara.michaels@browncountywi.gov

Jody Weisse, email: jody.weisse@hshs.org

Brown County Prevention Coalition

Advanced Directive Subcommittee

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