Our vision is to create a center of excellence to ensure the independence, safety, and well-being of older persons through fall prevention.
Our mission is to provide leadership, create new knowledge, and develop sustainable programs for seniors and their families, professionals, program administrators, and policymakers.
Falls are the number one cause of injury, hospital visits due to trauma, and death from an injury among people age 65 and older. It is estimated that one in three older adults falls each year. Falls among older adults is a serious issue, but research has shown that many fall risks can be reduced.
This section of StopFalls.org will provide you with useful information about fall prevention programs that utilize various interventions, especially balance and mobility training, medical management, and environmental / home modifications.
Recent and upcoming events and news updates related to fall prevention. Learn about developments in fall prevention research, programming, practice, and policy.
Resources for agencies building or leading coalitions created by community fall prevention coalitions previously funded by the Archstone Foundation as well as resources from the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence.