Stepping On is endorsed by the CDC because its one-of-a-kind multifactorial approach, a seven session small group community-based falls prevention workshop, based on behavior change, preventative framework and principles of adult education, focusing on four critical domains: balance and strength exercises; medication review; vision review; and home modifications.
Note: Track health promotion program guidance during COVID-19 regularly for updates to program implementation and training options. Programs traditionally implemented in-person may be temporarily allowable by telephone or online.
- Target audience: Adults age 60+ who are cognitively intact, live in their own home or apartment (not nursing home or assisted living) and do not use a walker inside of their home, scooter or wheelchair some or all of the time. (Cane ok)
- Health outcomes: 31% reduction in falls risk.
- Delivered by: Two 3-day trained facilitators: aging network professionals, health care providers or fitness instructors. Another model includes 1 trained facilitator who has completed the 3 -day in person training and one peer leader.
- Program type: Group
- Format: In-person in community, (online options being tested in Fall 2020)
- Length: 7 sessions
- Training: Online, in-person
- Professional required: Yes or no
- Accessibility adaptations available: Yes, limited
- Cultural adaptations available: Yes
- Available in languages other than English: Spanish under development, has been delivered in Hmong/Lao.
- Falls Prevention