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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote, and improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, and community efforts.

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Contact the Violence and Injury Prevention Section

  •  850-245-4455

    Mailing Address

    Violence and Injury Prevention Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way 

    Bin A13 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399 

Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) Toolkit

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released the Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries (STEADI) toolkit, which contains several resources for health care providers and for patients, The intent of this toolkit is to integrate falls prevention into clinical practice by providing resources for clinicians to bridge connections to community level programs and interventions.

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Aging and Disability Resource Centers

Florida’s Aging and Disability Resource Centers (ADRC) are committed to helping persons age 60 and above, and those who care about them, find agencies and individuals who can provide assistance on a variety of issues—from housing and home care to meals, transportation, and other vital areas of concern.

There are 11 ADRCs in the state of Florida. The 11 partners work closely with the Florida Department of Elder Affairs to develop effective and efficient projects benefitting a large numbers of Florida’s constituency of over three and a half million older adults. More information about the ADRCs, the Florida Department of Elder Affairs, and how to find your nearest ADRC is available at the Department of Elder Affairs website.

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Florida's Senior Centers

Florida’s senior centers are highly visible focal points within their communities and offer programs and services for older individuals in five main categories: health (including mental health), social, nutritional, educational and recreational.

In Florida, there are approximately 260 senior centers that are operated by a variety of host organizations such as nonprofit organizations, municipal governments, county governments and other types of organizations.

To contact a senior center near you, call the Elder Helpline (1-800-96-ELDER or 1-800-963-5337) or download the list of Florida’s senior centers.

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Older Adult Falls Prevention

The State Health Improvement Plan (SHIP) Injury Safety and Violence (ISV)1.3, The Department of Elder Affairs contracts with ADRCS to promote increased use of evidence-based falls prevention programs serving elders. Activities include facilitating statewide education and awareness opportunities and supporting evidence-based and best practice interventions for older adult falls prevention.

ADRCs partner with local communities and coalitions to increase the number of counties that operate evidence-based falls prevention programs as well as the number of participants that complete programs. The goal is to have programs available in all 67 counties and program participant rates of 70 percent or above.

To locate a falls prevention program in your area, please contact the ADRC that serves your area.

Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this program by phone or in writing.

For more information on Goal Team 3 or local older adult falls prevention coalitions, please contact the Injury Prevention Section or call 850-245-4440.

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