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Welcome to StopFalls.org. This is the official website of the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence. Our mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.

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What’s happening at the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

Funding Opportunity from Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The “Research to Evaluate Medication Management of Opioids and Benzodiazepines to Reduce Older Adult Falls” funding opportunity aims to evaluate the effectiveness of medication tapering and/or discontinuation strategies to reduce falls and other unintentional injuries among older adults. The ... Read More

Staying Active and Safe Outdoors

Whether you are running an errand or going for a stroll, these recommendations from the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence can help you reduce your risk of falling outdoors during the holiday season and beyond. Link: Read More

Submit Programs for Review by Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program Review Council

Programs will be reviewed for potential inclusion on the ACL Title III-D approved list. Letters of intent are requested by November 17. Stage 1 applications are due January 19, 2018. Notification of approved programs will occur in early June 2018. For more information, visit: Read More

NCOA Falls Prevention Video and Story Contest

The National Council on Aging is collecting and sharing positive videos and stories about older adults engaged in a variety of falls prevention activities. Submit entries by October 31 at 11:59 pm EDT. For more information visit: Read More

New Home Modification Tools, Programs and Funding Sources from NCOA/USC

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) partnered with the University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology on a series of projects to feature home modification and home safety programs, assessment instruments, and funding sources to provide resources for families and profess... Read More

NCOA and USC Collaborate on Facebook Live Video – Staying Safe When Out and About

Watch NCOA's live broadcast featuring a demonstration of how to navigate falls hazards in your community with the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence! Check it out here, with a blog post of the tips shared in the video, Read More