Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center is a Violence and Injury Prevention Program of Excellence

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recognizing Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center for preventing injury and violence in Colorado and working to implement effective evidence-based programs and systems changes for older adult fall prevention.

Presbyterian/St. Luke's Medical Center supports the Stepping On program addressing older adult fall prevention as a system-wide initiative. One staff member, Kiva Thompson, has been trained as an instructor to lead Stepping On classes. Additionally, each HealthOne facility has a trained Stepping On leader as part of their Injury Prevention initiatives. Working together, between the HealthONE hospital system, much of the Denver Metro area has access to this evidence-based fall 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 Presbyterian/St. Luke's!

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