Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Saint Anthony Hospital is a 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 Saint Anthony Hospital as a VIP Program of Excellence for their outstanding work implementing the Stepping On program, addressing older adult fall prevention as a system-wide initiative.

The Trauma Program at St. Anthony Hospital took the lead to adopt the evidence-based program Stepping On as the injury prevention program for the hospital, and is currently working to ensure that all trauma systems in the Centura system will adopt Stepping On as an injury prevention program.

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 VIPrevention website.

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 Saint Anthony's Hospital!

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