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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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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

Winners of 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition Announced!

The USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology has announced the winners of the 2018 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition. The annual Competition provides an opportunity to recognize students from ... Read More

USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology’s homemods.org Included in Administration for Community Living’s Tip Sheet for Older Americans Month!

Listed as a resource for Home Modification and Supportive Housing, the website www.homemods.orgRead More

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