Cost analysis of a community-based fall prevention program being delivered in South Florida

Fam Community Health. Jul-Sep 2012;35(3):264-70. doi: 10.1097/FCH.0b013e318250be2e.


The aim of this study was to measure the costs of delivering a fall prevention program by community agencies in South Florida. Cost data were collected from agencies participating in the delivery of Matter of Balance workshops in South Florida. Cost information included both initial implementation and ongoing workshop delivery costs. Average costs for implementation per program completer were $325 during the first year in which the program was offered and $176 during the second year of the program. Matter of Balance is a relatively inexpensive fall prevention program. This has implications for the further dissemination and sustainability of evidence-based programs for elderly individuals.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Accidental Falls / prevention & control*
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Community-Based Participatory Research
  • Costs and Cost Analysis
  • Education
  • Florida
  • Health Services for the Aged / economics
  • Health Services for the Aged / organization & administration
  • Humans
  • Patient Education as Topic / economics
  • Preventive Health Services / economics*
  • Program Evaluation