History

The Fall Prevention Network was developed by a collaborative partnership comprised of over 60 organizations in the Denver Metro Area and led by Tri-County Health Department.

The collaborative partnership took a look at the issue of older adult falls in the Denver metro area. Recognizing that slips and falls among older adults is a complex issue they looked at how fall prevention services were being offered. What they discovered is that there were several services available that might help prevent falls, but found that these services are fragmented and typically not offered by one provider. Ultimately older adults weren’t connected to the combination of resources needed to effectively reduce their risk.

Research has shown that the best way to prevent falls is through a combination approach of multiple services. Since one provider can’t provide all of these services, the Fall Prevention Network was created to connect older adults to a coordinated approach to reducing fall risk.

The vision of the collaborative partnership is to enhance the quality of life for older adults through a coordinated community system to eliminate falls.

The project is funded by The Colorado Trust as part of the Partnerships for Health Initiative. The Colorado Trust is a grant making foundation dedicated to achieving access to health for all Coloradans.

Additional funding was received from the Traumatic Brain Injury Trust to provide fall prevention education to residents in the Denver Metro Area.

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