Health & Welfare Alerts lisadanford November 2, 2022

Health & Welfare Alerts

Fall Prevention Awareness

The Ohio Department of Developmental Disabilities (DODD) issues Health & Welfare Alerts for professionals and providers that focus on keeping people with disabilities safe.

DODD has several Health & Welfare Alerts about preventing falls. You can find them below.

  • January 2020: This alert includes the top five causes of falls, team prevention strategies and more. Read it here.
  • September 2021: This alert is targeted at direct support professionals. It includes common risk factors, medical considerations, injury examples from falls, and tips on what to do if someone with DD falls or loses their balance. Read it here.
  • March 2022: This alert includes fast facts and statistics about fall-related significant injuries or deaths, smart habits to prevent falls and the video below with five things you can do to prevent falling. Read it here.
A close up of an elderly woman's hands on a silver walker