Falls prevention policy
NSW Health is committed to preventing falls and fall-related injury. The policy directive Prevention of Falls and Harm from Falls among Older People: 2011-2015 outlines the actions NSW Health is undertaking to support the prevention of falls and fall-related harm among older people.
The NSW Falls Prevention Program seeks to promote a comprehensive, systemic approach to falls prevention and to reducing fall injury within NSW. The program involves collaboration between NSW Ministry of Health, the Clinical Excellence Commission, the Agency for Clinical Innovation, Ambulance NSW and the local health districts.
NSW Health funds the Stepping On program delivered across the state by the Local Health Districts. Stepping On is an evidence-based falls prevention program to assist older people to reduce their risk of falling. Please visit the Stepping On website for more information about the program.
Active and Healthy
The Active and Healthy website is an online directory of physical activity programs with a falls prevention component for older people. To find a suitable program in your local area visit Active and Healthy today.
NSW Falls Prevention Network
The NSW Falls Prevention Network shares falls prevention knowledge, expertise and resources for those working in the hospital, community and residential aged care sectors. The Network is funded by NSW Ministry of Health and managed by Neuroscience Research Australia.