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National Falls Prevention Resource Center for Professionals

Housed at NCOA's Center for Healthy Aging, the National Falls Prevention Resource Center increases public awareness about the risk of falls and supports the implementation and dissemination of evidence-based falls prevention programs and strategies across the nation.

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Falls Prevention Starts with a Conversation

If you're a caregiver, you can feel empowered in your role by knowing how to reduce the risk of falling. Download NCOA's guide to learn how and get tips for your falls prevention action plan.

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