Stories from the Field
STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries)
Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults aged 65 years and older.1 But falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging—and that’s the premise behind the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
The Senior Connection
In this Who's Leading the Leading Health Indicators? story, we looked at how the University of Rochester Medical Center partnered with Lifespan to implement a program to reduce the risk of suicide among older adults.
Peer Exercise Program Promotes Independence
In this CDC Preventive Health and Health Services Block Grant success story, we looked at how the Arkansas Department of Health implemented an exercise program to help older adults lose weight, feel better, and reduce the impact of heart disease and stroke.