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Falling is NOT an inevitable result of aging. Through evidence-based interventions, practical lifestyle adjustments, and community partnerships we can substantially reduce the number of falls.

NCOA leads the Falls Free® Initiative, a national collaborative effort to educate the public and support and expand evidence-based programs and interventions that help communities, states, federal agencies, non-profits, businesses, and older adults and their families fight back against falls.  The Initative published a National Action Plan in 2005 with 36 evidence-based strategies key to reducing the growing number of falls, relating to physical mobility, medications management, and home and environmental safety.

The Center has partnered with PHI to develop the free Falls Prevention Awareness Training for home health care workers. Take the free online training now.

Millions of dollars and lives could be saved by funding proven falls prevention programs. The Falls Free® Coalition is urging Congress to do just that. Discover how we're calling for change.


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Falls Day

Sept. 23 is Falls Prevention Awareness Day!

Help spread the word about how older adults can prevent falls.

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Contact your state coalition and get involved in falls prevention! Find information and contacts in our searchable map.