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Coalition Development

Coalition Building Resources

Recruitment and Membership

A crucial step in creating a successful and long-standing coalition is to identify and recruit stakeholders to participate. For more information on recruitment of fall prevention coalition members, click here.

Needs Assessment (Overviews, Surveys, Focus Group Questions, and Results Reports)

Before developing fall prevention efforts in your community, it is important to understand the nature of the problem you are seeking to address, determine what services are needed to effectively address the problem, and who needs your services the most. These preliminary questions can be answered by conducting a needs assessment.

Strategic Plan

A strategic plan can effectively guide coalition activities and provide a long-term coordinated approach to reducing falls in your community. For more information on strategic planning for coalitions, click here.


Use surveys to obtain member feedback and satisfaction on the functioning of the coalition, and use the results to make improvements. For more information on evaluation basics for fall prevention coalitions, click here.


FPCE-Generated Information

FPCE Generated Information

Fall Prevention Summit Proceedings

On December 5-6, 2007, more than 140 invited stakeholders from various fields gathered in Long Beach, California to map out next steps on how California can better address the serious problem of falls in a rapidly growing older adult population.  The Summit Goals were to: 1) increase knowledge about state of the art fall prevention efforts; 2) develop strategies to sustain and replicate promising fall prevention programs; and 3) generate recommendations to improve policies in the areas of Community Programs, Education and Training, Health Care, Healthy Lifestyles and Recreation, and Safe Housing and Communities. Due to the large nature of the proceedings, the files have been divided into sections.

Technical Assistance Briefs

Fact Sheets