The 8th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on September 23, 2015 was the most successful FPAD campaign yet, with increased participation from national organizations, federal agencies, coalitions, and state and local partners. At the state and community level, the Falls Free® Initiative State Coalitions on Falls Prevention Workgroup members reached nearly 2 million individuals through education, awareness, and advocacy efforts, as well as fall prevention programs and fall-risk screenings. NCOA’s FPAD national awareness and education media efforts reached an estimated 97 million individuals. We compiled the results of national and state activities.
On Sept. 23, 2014, 48 states and D.C. celebrated Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) by engaging in a variety of exciting awareness, screening, education, and advocacy activities, as well as referrals to community-based falls prevention programs. We compiled the results of these state and local activities.