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Date: September 22, 2018

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 2018! Join NCOA and partners for our annual FPAD  events:

  • FPAD Facebook Live event, Sept. 20 @ 3:00 p.m. ET: Join NCOA on Facebook as we talk with a pharmacist about medication management tips and strategies to avoid medication misuse and abuse.
  • FPAD Twitter chatSept. 25 @ 2:30-3:30 p.m. ET: Join NCOA and a panel of experts for an hour of educational discussion about fall prevention strategies, including medication management. Experts include the CDC Injury Center and the Administration for Community Living. Use the hashtag #FPAD2018 to share resources and tips of your own.
  • FPAD webinar: View the webinar recording and presentation slides to learn about ideas, tools, new resources, and innovative partnerships to maximize your impact on FPAD. Guest presenters highlighted the impact of medication on falls, and strategies and resources to educate professionals, older adults, and caregivers about medication management strategies.

Note: There will be no official FPAD theme during this year’s celebration.  Falls Prevention Coalitions are encouraged to personalize their state and/or local FPAD observance themes and activities.

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