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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

National Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2018 is this Saturday, September 22nd!

In California, we observe Fall Prevention Awareness Week from September 22 through 28. Visit stopfalls.org for activity ideas and resources to raise awareness in your community!... Read More

New CDC Publication Demonstrates Impact of Evidence-Based Fall Prevention Programs

The new CDC publication, “The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk”, in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine is the first to show that e... Read More

Register Now for the 2018 USC Morton Kesten Summit on Aging in Place!

This year's Morton Kesten Summit, Transforming Homes and Communities to Support Healthy Aging: Innovations and Visions for the Future, will be held on October 5th from 8:30 am - 4:30 pm at the Radisson Hotel Los Angeles Midtown at USC. Read More

NCOA and USC Launch National Home Modification Work Group

The National Home Safety and Home Modification Work Group is a collaboration of the National Falls Prevention Resource Center, National Council on Aging (NCOA) and the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, University of Southern California (USC) Leonard Davis School of Gerontology. With 23 member or... Read More

Enter now: Falls Free® Photo Contest

The National Council on Aging (NCOA)'s Falls Free® Initiative is holding a photo contest - deadline October 26! Submit high-quality photos of older adults participating in falls prevention programs or activities. Winners receive Amazon gift cards and photos will be used to increase awareness abou... Read More

National Council on Aging Releases 2017 National Falls Prevention Awareness Day Summary; Over 87 million Individuals Reached

The National Council on Aging (NCOA) has released its 2017 Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) Impact Report. The 10thannual FPAD was recognized by national organizations, federal agencies, coalitions, and state and local partners through education, advocacy activities, and risk scree... Read More