Dane County Falls Prevention

February 11:

Only Leaves Should Fall:

Prevention, Myths & Strategies in the African American Community

View the recording of this FREE event to hear from experts in the health field talk about the importance of falls prevention strategies: Link to Panel Discussion

Only Leaves Should Fall Feb. 11, 2021-virtual-falls-event information

September 22 Only Leaves Should Fall Event with Dr. Zorba Paster

Link to Dr. Zorba Paster’s Talk on Falls Prevention

Many Falls Can Be Prevented

Falls are the #1 cause of injury-related death in Dane County, but they don’t have to be. Falls are not a normal part of aging; they can be prevented. The Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force collaborates to find ways to reduce falls among older adults in our community at both the system and grassroot levels. Thanks to the efforts of Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force members and partner organizations, resources are available in Dane County to help older adults stay safe and independent.

Falls Prevention Task Force

Bill Huisheere, Chair, Falls Prevention Task Force

Safe Communities Staff:

Cheryl Wittke, Executive Director

Ashley Hillman, Falls Prevention Program Manager

Charlie Daniel, Prevention Specialist

Representatives from the following organizations comprise the Safe Communities Falls Prevention Task Force:

Active Older Adults

Aging and Disability Resource Center (ADRC)

Agrace Hospice

Capitol Physical Therapy

Catholic Charities

Chartwell Midwest Wisconsin

Dane County Department of Emergency Management

Dane County Medical Society Board of Trustees

Dean Health Systems

Faith in Action of African American Council of Churches

Independent Living, Inc.

Fitchburg Senior Center

Fitch-Rona EMS

Madison Fire Department – Community Paramedic Program

Madison School & Community Recreation (MSCR)

Madison College Occupational Therapy Assistant Program

Public Health Madison & Dane County

Sharing Active Independent Lives (SAIL)

Safe Communities Madison-Dane County

SSM Health

United Way of Dane County

UnityPoint Health – Meriter

University of Wisconsin Hospital and Clinics

University of Wisconsin Department of Family Medicine

University of Wisconsin Department of Orthopedics and Rehabilitation

University of Wisconsin Physical Therapy Program

University of Wisconsin School of Nursing

University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy

University of Wisconsin Sports Medicine

UW Health Faint & Falls Clinic

Wisconsin Council of the Blind and Visually Impaired

Wisconsin Physical Therapy Association

Yahara Therapy, LLC

Yoga Community