Resources for Professionals and Advocates

Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Programs

Explore evidence-based programs that have been proven to help older adults reduce their risk and fear of falling.

Resources and Handouts

Use these resources and handouts, including fact sheets, toolkits, infographics, and brochures, to increase public awareness and educate older adults, caregivers, and professionals about the risks of falls and how to prevent falls.

2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan

The 2015 Falls Free® National Falls Prevention Action Plan is a blueprint describing what should be done to reduce the growing number of falls and fall-related injuries among older adults. This updated plan builds on the original Falls Free® National Action Plan, released in 2005, and is the product of key recommendations and strategies collected during the Falls Prevention Summit, a White House Conference on Aging event held in April 2015.

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:

Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD)

The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed on Sept. 22, 2017—the first day of fall.  In honor of this notable milestone, the theme of the event will be 10 Years Standing Together to Prevent Falls.  This event raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults.  The 11th annual FPAD observance will be observed on Sept. 22, 2018.  Please continue to check back regularly to find updated resources to support your FPAD efforts.

Webinars

Our webinars cover a variety of falls prevention and healthy aging topics, including implementing evidence-based programs, strategies for outreach and recruitment, health care integration, sustainability, and more. We also provide a series of behavioral health webinars.

Conferences and Workshops

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

Advocacy

Use these advocacy resources to assist with your falls prevention advocacy efforts.