Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Tracey Holmberg is a Violence and Injury Prevention Advocate

The Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment is recognizing Tracey Holmberg for her work in preventing injury and violence in Colorado and working to improve her skills to implement effective evidence-based programs and systems changes for older adult fall prevention.

Tracey Holmberg works to reduce falls in older adults through Stepping On, an evidence based fall prevention program. As a Certified Stepping On Master Trainer, Tracey trains Stepping On Leaders and also leads Stepping On classes. She also works to prevent motor vehicle injuries as a child passenger safety technician and instructor. Child passenger safety technicians teach caregivers how to correctly install and use car seats. She runs the car seat program at Swedish Medical Center and partners with schools and community centers to teach car seat safety classes to parents.

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. Visit the Colorado Teen Driving Alliance webpage for more information on motor vehicle safety.

Thank you and congratulations to Tracey Holmberg!

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