Friday, December 4, 2015

Estes Park Medical Center is a Colorado Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence

The Violence and Injury Prevention (VIP) Programs of Excellence highlights sustainable and evidence-based programs that are being implemented around the state. The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recognizing Estes Park Medical Center as a VIP Program of Excellence for their outstanding work implementing the Stepping On program, addressing older adult fall prevention.

Stepping On is an evidence-based program that utilizes healthcare professionals to lead the various course modules and offers the most flexibility for participants to ask questions related to not just the exercises but a variety of medical issues. As a group activity that is based on stories and group examples, it also offers a social interaction for the seniors we target with the program. It offers an opportunity for additional community supporters of fall prevention to interact with this at risk population by volunteering as guest speakers.

For more information on the Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence or to nominate a person or agency doing evidenced-based work in this field go to the Violence and Injury Prevention Recognition page.

For more information on Older Adult Falls Prevention go to the Older Adult Falls Coalition website or the Colorado Falls Prevention webpage.

Thank you and congratulations to Estes Park Medical Center!

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