Falls prevention coalitions typically have the common goal of reducing older adult falls, fall-related injuries, and deaths in their communities or states.
Since no single organization is responsible for addressing all aspects of falls prevention, coalitions can bring together organizations and providers that need to collaborate to reduce falls, identify state or community needs, recommend policy changes, and build capacity.
Contact your state Falls Prevention Coalition lead(s) to find a falls prevention program near you and to learn about falls prevention efforts in your state.
In many states and communities, significant progress had been made in increasing fall prevention awareness and creating multidisciplinary networks. However, to achieve systems change and long-term sustainability, implementing policy change is necessary. Fall prevention policies differ across states, given available resources, the political climate, perceived importance of the issue, and stakeholder interest in and passion for older adult falls prevention.
If your state or community is interested in forming a falls prevention coalition, be sure to review A Practical Guide to State Coalition Building. Also feel free to contact the National Falls Prevention Resource Center (firstname.lastname@example.org) for technical assistance, or one of your state coalition leads.