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Falls Prevention Awareness Day

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Date: September 22, 2020

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!

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.

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

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