Falls Prevention


Keeping older adults safe and active

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Did you know that 1 in 3 Americans aged 65+ falls every year? Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries for older Americans. Falls are costly—in dollars and in quality of life. However, falling is not an inevitable part of aging. Through practical lifestyle adjustments, evidence-based programs, and community partnerships, the number of falls among seniors can be reduced substantially.

How NCOA Helps

NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center supports the implementation of evidence-based falls prevention programs and serves as a national clearinghouse of tools and best practices. Explore materials related to falls prevention in our Resources Library.

To connect with a community-based fall prevention program in your state, contact an ACL Fall Prevention Grantee or Falls Prevention Coalition on our Map of Partners & Programs.

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Falls Free® Initiative

Join our Falls Free® Initiative, a national effort to address the growing public health issue of fall-related injuries and deaths.
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