The “Stay Active & Independent for Life” (SAIL) Program originated in Washington State with funding from the Washington State Department of Health and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. SAIL has been widely disseminated throughout Washington State, largely due to continued support from the Washington State Department of Health and the Washington State Senior Falls Prevention Coalition.
SAIL – An Evidence-based Falls Prevention Program
The foundational research study for the SAIL Program was published in the Journal of Gerontology in 2007. Older adults in the intervention group of this randomized controlled trial demonstrated significant improvements in the reduction of fall risk factors.
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In September 2012, SAIL was recognized as a Title IIID – Evidence-Based Program by the Administration on Aging. SAIL met the highest level criteria for an evidence-based program, opening the door for other states to use federal funding to bring SAIL to their communities.