Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2017 Impact Report

The 10th annual Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) on September 22, 2017 celebrated a decade of empowering seniors with the confidence to protect themselves from fall-related injuries. National 2017 FPAD awareness and media efforts reached an estimated 87 million individuals. At the state and community level, the State Falls Prevention Coalitions members reached 1.1 million individuals through education, awareness, and advocacy efforts, as well as fall-risk screenings and fall prevention programs. The NCOA Falls Free® Initiative hopes this compendium of national and state FPAD efforts will serve as a resource to maximize FPAD 2018 impact and beyond.