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Step Up- make a Pledge to Prevent Falls

Available in English and French.

A pledge is something that you commit to doing, changing or improving in healthcare. Anyone can make a pledge: a health care provider, administrative worker, families, caregiver, adult or parent. The pledge is completely up to the individual- pick something that’s meaningful to you and something that you are passionate about.

Type of Activity: Pledging
Target Audience: Any
Sector: Any
Cost: None- some printing costs may apply


Decide whether this activity will be done individually or in a group setting. Have the individual or group think of a pledge that they believe is attainable. You may print one of the ready-made templates below and have the individual or group write their pledge down.

Download Step Up Instructions

Not sure what to pledge? Here are some examples:

For Adults and Older Adults

Community Level

I/We pledge to check in on our neighbors who live alone


I/We pledge to have a staff meeting in November on how we can prevent falls in our facility


I/We pledge to take an exercise class this November


I/We pledge to use a fall risk home risk assessment this November


I/We pledge to review my/our medicine cabinets for medications that can put me/us at risk of falling

Acute Care

I/We pledge to host a post-fall huddle every time someone falls in our facility

For Children


Early Childhood Educators

I/We pledge to assess our classroom for ways I/we can prevent falls


I/We pledge to install safety gates at the top and bottom of my/our stairs at home

Once the individual or group decides on your pledge, share it in your organization or community (such as doctor’s offices, seniors’ residences or in local stores), or have individuals take it home and place on their fridge. If you use social media, share your fall prevention pledge and make sure to include us.

Facebook: @FallPreventionMonth
Twitter handle: @fallpreventCA
Hashtags: #PreventFalls

Running this activity in a virtual setting:

Promote This Activity Online

You can share and promote an activity through social media posts and/or email. 

  1. If you’re sharing a social media post to promote your activity, follow best practices like using shorter captions, quality images, hashtags and a clear call-to-action.
  2. If you’re emailing to promote your activity, make sure your email is thorough on what the activity is about and how people can register for it. You can use free tools like Canva to customize its design.