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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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Date: September 23, 2019

The annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) raises awareness about how to prevent fall-related injuries among older adults. National, state, and local partners collaborate to educate others about the impact of falls, share fall prevention strategies, and advocate for the expansion of evidence-based community fall prevention programs. National and state efforts are published in NCOA’s annual FPAD Impact Report. If you would like to learn more about fall prevention efforts in your state, please contact your State Falls Prevention Coalition lead. Use the resources on this webpage to engage in FPAD!

Join NCOA for Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2019 events! Share new social media images.

  • Annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day Webinar: Watch the webinar and view the presentation slides here. Learn about ideas, new tools and resources, and innovative partnerships to maximize your impact on FPAD. NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center and guest speakers from the CDC, community-based organizations, and state coalitions share successful past events that will inspire you to develop activities to engage your entire community.
  • Twitter Chat: September 24 @ 1-2 p.m. ET. Join NCOA and national partners as we discuss strategies to prevent falls. Use the #FPAD2019 hashtag and follow us on Twitter to join the conversation and contribute resources and tips from your organization.
  • Facebook Live Video Broadcast: September 23 @ 12 p.m. ET. Join NCOA, older adults, and health care specialists in falls prevention for a live broadcast on Facebook as we discuss the impact of falls and how to prevent them. Listen to testimonials from older adults and tips from health care specialists. Host a video watch party and join the live online conversation!
  • Educational Fall Prevention Graphics: Share these new images to promote the importance of teamwork in preventing falls. Post these graphics on social media.

Note: If you adapt any of the materials below, please credit the author and/or NCOA.

Note: There is no longer an official theme for FPAD.  Falls Prevention Coalitions are encouraged to personalize their state and/or local FPAD observance themes and activities.

Falls Prevention Awareness Day is made possible in part by Centene Corporation and by a grant from the U.S. Administration for Community Living.