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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.


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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:

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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:

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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, here.
Learn about FPCE’s other new resources related to Falls Prevention Awareness Day here



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Get Ready for Falls Prevention Awareness Day 2018!

Are you ready for the 10th annual national Falls Prevention Awareness Day (September 22, 2017), and in California, Fall Prevention Awareness Week? Visit our resources page, here, for activity ideas and materials to support your efforts.

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California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum

The 17th Annual California Senior Injury Prevention Educational Forum will be held Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at the Oakland Asian Cultural Center in Oakland. The Forum is a program of the Alameda County Emergency Medical Services Senior Injury Prevention Partnership with funding from the California Department of Public Health’s Older Adult Falls Prevention Program. Online registration will be available soon. Email for more information.

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CDC and APhA Launch Online Training on Older Adult Fall Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in collaboration with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA), has launched the free online resource and training, STEADI: The Pharmacist’s Role in Older Adult Fall Prevention based on CDC’s Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries (STEADI) initiative ( Pharmacists play a pivotal role in helping older adults avoid falls, as medication use is a significant yet modifiable risk factor for falls among older individuals. For more information and to access the training, click here.

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Evidence-Based Community Falls Prevention Program Application–Apply Now

NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center has established a review process for program developers and others to apply for possible inclusion on the approved list of programs for future falls prevention discretionary funding opportunities through the Administration for Community Living. Programs approved through the process will also satisfy the criteria for Older Americans Act Title III-D support. To apply or learn more about the process, click here. The deadline for the first round of applications is March 15th.

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USC Leonard Davis School of Gerontology Announces Winners of 2016 Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition

The annual Morton Kesten Universal Design Competition provides an opportunity to recognize students for their innovative universally-designed spaces and products. This year, first place was awarded to Lamar Pi, San Francisco State University, CA for his modular tray design to support the independence of assistive walking device users, MODU. Zoe Logan, New York University, NY, was awarded second place for her set of assistive kitchen tools, Handled!, that increase access to the pleasure of cooking for people of all abilities, and a student team including Casey Whitney, Lauren LoPresti, and Leah Truesdell from Mount Ida ...

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NEWS: Next Online Executive Certificate In Home Modification Series Starts April 2017!

Click Here to register!

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