Falls Prevention Resource Center

Welcome to the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) Falls Prevention Resource Center.  This Falls Prevention Resource Center is directed towards the issues of preventing falls in health care facilities providing care for patients and residents.  This page provides information, tools, and resources for assessing risks and improving the environment for patients and residents.  The page also provides information about state quality improvement initiatives related to falls and healthcare.

Contacts

Assistant Commissioner
Terry Whitson
Indiana State Department of Health
Health Care Quality and Regulatory Commission
2 North Meridian Street, 4 Selig
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Email: twhitson@isdh.in.gov
Phone: (317) 233-7022
Phone: (317) 233-7621 [Administrative Assistant]
Fax:  (317) 233-7154

Division Director
Matthew Foster
mfoster@isdh.in.gov
(317) 233-7289
(317) 233-9691 [Administrative Assistant]
(317) 233-7322 [Fax]

Organizations

CMS - Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
ISDH - Indiana State Department of Health
AMDA - The Society for Post-Acute and Long-Term Care Medicine (AMDA)
CDC - Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Regulations

410 IAC 16.2-3.1-45  Accidents

Resources

Brochures

Presentations

Resources