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Explore the materials listed below and the comprehensive selection of tools and resources in our searchable library.

  • State Coalitions Map
    Who's working to reduce falls in your state? Find state coalition information and contacts in the interactive map.
  • Debunking the Myth of Older Adult Falls
    Many people think falls are a normal part of aging. The truth is, they're not.  Most falls can be prevented—and you have the power to reduce your risk. To promote greater awareness and understanding here are 10 common myths—and the reality—about older adult falls.
  • The Administration on Aging and Falls Prevention
    This fact sheet provides an overview of facts about falls, background of the Administration on Aging and Falls Prevention Programs, and information on program replication.
  • National Action Plan
    The evidence-based National Action Plan was published as a consensus document resulting from a summit of many of the nation’s leading experts in falls prevention. Evidence was used to map out what should be done to reduce the growing number of falls and fall-related injuries in older adults.
  • Advanced Training for Home Health Aides
    The Carolina Geriatric Education Center has launched a free online version of the NCOA/PHI training program for direct care workers.
  • A Practical Guide to State Coalition Building
    This guide provides a compendium of practical tools, resources, and strategies to assist falls prevention coalition building efforts.
  • How Physical and Occupational Therapists Can be Part of the Solution
    Learn more about how physical therapists and occupational therapists are getting involved to make a difference as their professional associations promote partnerships between state chapters and their coalitions. 
  • Evaluation Survey: State Coalitions on Fall Prevention
    This report highlights findings from a recent survey on the evaluation capacity of state coalitions on fall prevention. To better understand the evaluation strategies that states and their falls prevention coalitions have implemented, eleven state coalitions completed surveys detailing their evaluation efforts to date.
  • Advancing and Sustaining a Fall Prevention Agenda: The Role of Legislation, Policy and Regulation
    This document is offered as a resource for state and local advocacy efforts.  It provides a menu of strategies and initiatives for advancing and sustaining a state falls prevention agenda through legislative, policy, and regulatory initiatives.
  • Falls Prevention Awareness: Findings and Lessons Learned from State Coalitions on Fall Prevention
    This publication highlights findings from a recent survey of fall prevention awareness campaigns. To better understand the falls prevention awareness campaigns that states and their falls prevention coalitions have implemented, and the lessons learned from the awareness initiatives, the UNC Institute on Aging interviewed ten state agencies and one national organization.
  • State Coalitions on Fall Prevention: A Compendium of Initiatives
    This compendium includes relevant information (including contact information) for each state coalition on fall prevention.  NCOA and the State Coalitions on Fall Prevention Workgroup members encourage you to become active with your state coalition or to contact us at fallsfree@ncoa.org if you would like to promote a coalition in your state.
  • Checklist for Fall Prevention Programs
    This checklist provides a brief guide to assessing the quality of fall prevention programs. It was developed by selected experts involved in the National Falls Free® Coalition.  The purpose of the checklist is to help community teams to “ask the right questions” about a specific fall prevention intervention and to weigh the pros and cons of different interventions.
  • Vision Aware Falls Prevention Resources
    Resources on this site include a series of videos, created with the help of the University of Tennessee Health Science Center Community Occupational Services Program, that offer simple suggestions for each area of the home to prevent falls, increase mobility, and make a home a safer environment.

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