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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

USC Andrus Gerontology Center leads the way in Aging in Place Initiatives

In an article detailing initiatives to improve living accommodations for the aging population, USC’s very own Jon Pynoos highlights the importance of modifying homes to better fit the needs of seniors. Such measures have the potential to greatly lessen the financial burden on seniors and their fam... Read More

NEXT ONLINE SERIES IN HOME MODIFICATION BEGINS APRIL 15, 2014

Earn an Executive Certificate in Home Modifications right from your computer!  This dynamic and well respected program includes five interactive, online courses.  Students have access to the latest on home modification research, products, funding strategies, policies, and community planning.  CEU... Read More

Fall Prevention Coalition-Los Angeles Launches One Year Call to Action

On Monday, September 9th, seven expert presenters and more than 50 professionals participated in a symposium on the impact of falls coordinated by the Fall Prevention Coalition – Los Angeles which kick- started the Call to Action initiative to change the landscape of fall prevention in Los Angeles... Read More

Fall Prevention Awareness Week: September 22-28, 2013

Among older adults, falls are the leading cause of injury deaths, unintentional injuries, and hospital admissions for trauma. Falls can take a serious toll on older adults’ quality of life and independence. To recognize this critical issue, at the state level, SCR 77 (D-Lowenthal) was passed in 20... Read More

Choices Give New Meaning to ‘Home, Sweet Home’

The New York Times featured Co-Director Jon Pynoos in a story on living arrangements and options for older adults.... Read More

Fall Prevention Awareness Day Resources from the National Council on Aging

The National Council on Aging has many resources to support your National Fall Prevention Awareness Day efforts, including a new Fall Prevention Infographic and a webinar on new resources an partnerships:... Read More