The Step Ahead to Fall Prevention E-learning Module was developed by Toronto Public Health in partnership with York Region Public Health. The e-learning Module is for health care providers, caregivers and individuals who provide care to older adults. The program consists of two modules. 
Module 1: Step Ahead E-learning Module focuses on fall prevention and examines age-related changes and modifiable risk factors associated with falls. It provides information that will enable caregivers to incorporate fall prevention strategies when working with older adults.
Once completed, you have the option to register for Module 2: Tiered Exercise Program ©, facilitated by Flemingdon Health Centre

Important Information Before Getting Started

Module 1 consists of a brief introduction and four sections. Each section is designed to be completed separately. Once you start a section you will need to complete it, as there is no option to save your progress. Each section will take approximately 30 minutes so please give yourself adequate time to complete. The entire e-learning module should take you no longer than 120 minutes.

Firefox, Chrome or Internet Explorer (IE) 10, work best.

Yes, the e-learning module will work on iOS (iPhone/iPad) and Android (Samsung) devices. It may look a bit different, but the information will be the same.

Yes. The e-learning module is compliant with the Accessibility for Ontarians with Disabilities Act (AODA). There is an audio voice and a written script under the “notes” tab on the right side of the screen. Make sure your audio settings are turned up to hear the audio voice.

Yes. Once a slide is completed, you can skip backward, but you will not be able to skip forward. To go to a different slide, click on the slide you would like to move to on the side bar under “outline” or “thumbs”.

After completing each section, you will be prompted to enter your name into a printable certificate. If you do not have access to a printer, select the “Print Screen” button on your computer and then paste and save the certificate into a Microsoft Word document. If you are on a mobile device, you can take a screen shot.

If you need technical assistance, please contact Toronto Public Health at 416-338-7600, Monday to Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Change the print layout setting to “Landscape.”

No. Toronto Public Health does not keep a copy of the certificates. If you plan to attend Module 2: Tiered Exercise Program (TEP)©, remember to bring a printed copy or screen shot of the proof of completion for Module 1.

If you do not live or work in the City of Toronto, please contact your local Public Health Unit to find out what Fall Prevention supports are available in your community.