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NCOA leads the National Falls Prevention Resource Center, which supports the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies across the nation.

Purpose

  • Increase public awareness and educate consumers and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent falls.
  • Support and stimulate the implementation, dissemination, and sustainability of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies to reduce the incidence of falls among older adults and adults with disabilities.
  • Serve as the national clearinghouse of tools, best practices, and other information on falls and falls prevention.

Key Activities

Technical Assistance

The center helps state aging, disability, and public health networks and their partners offer proven programs that reduce the fear of falling and help prevent falls.

Coordination of the Falls Free® Initiative

NCOA leads the Falls Free® Initiative, a national effort to address the growing public health issue of fall-related injuries and deaths in older adults.

The initiative includes:

  • A National Action Plan
  • A National Falls Free® Coalition
  • The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day 
  • State Coalitions on Fall Prevention Workgroup with 43 state members
  • Numerous advocacy, awareness, and educational initiatives
  • Community infrastructure building

Webinars

Our webinar series covers topics including falls risk factors, evidence-based falls prevention programs, strategies for outreach and recruitment, sustainability, and more.

View past webinars »

Tools and Resources

We've developed a variety of falls prevention tools and resources for older adults, caregivers, and professionals.

Conferences and workshops

Resource Center staff offer workshops and presentations at numerous national and regional conferences throughout the year.

Individualized support:

Got a question not answered by our existing resources on this site? Feel free to contact us at FallsFree@ncoa.org for assistance.

Support

The National Falls Prevention Resource Center is funded by the Administration on Aging (AoA), which is part of the Administration for Community Living (ACL), U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) through the 2014 Prevention and Public Health Fund (Grant No. 90FC2000-01-00). Grantees carrying out projects under government sponsorship are encouraged to express freely their findings and conclusions. Therefore, points of view or opinions on this website do not necessarily represent official AoA, ACL, or HHS policy.

Learn more about NCOA's role in falls prevention »

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