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Sure Steps is a community-based fall prevention effort to inform Johnson County residents about the costs and risk factors associated with falls, and encourage utilization of prevention steps and services available for seniors.

Project Goals:

Bullet Increase awareness of personal and direct costs of falls for seniors, and draw attention to steps that can reduce falls.

Bullet Increase home safety and personal risk assessment usage to help seniors and their caregivers identify risks and make modifications.

Bullet Motivate seniors to increase physical activity utilizing exercises appropriate for individual ability levels; provide fitness resource guides for activities through Johnson County.

Bullet Develop prevention training for care providers - web-based modules for health care professionals; materials for in-home service providers and volunteers.

Bullet Strengthen transitional care coordination from health care settings to community-based services to prevent future falls.

For more information, visit the Sure Steps website:  http://www.livablecommunity.org/johnsoncounty/sure-steps.aspx