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Are you operating a fall prevention program, and looking for supporting educational materials? Do you want to learn about organizations that are active in helping to prevent falls? Here is a list of organizations that offer valuable materials that can help you enhance your program.

If you know of any relevant organizations not listed here, send us an email at and we will consider them for inclusion.

Click each organization name below for a list of available resources.

International Efforts

Organizational Resources

American Academy of Family Physicians

American Geriatrics Society

American Geriatrics Society, Foundation For Health In Aging

American Medical Directors Association

American Occupational Therapy Association

  • Falls Prevention Interdisciplinary Presentation: This toolkit was developed by the American Occupational Therapy Association and the Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, a component of the American Physical Therapy Association, and is intended for any health professional involved in falls prevention to deliver to groups of older adults living in the community.

Archstone Foundation

  • Preventing Falls in Older Californians: State of the Art (Preconference White Paper): White paper outlining the significance of injurious falls to older persons, best practices to reduce fall risk, screening for fall risk and descriptions of appropriate interventions tailored to individual needs.
  • Creating a California Blueprint for Fall Prevention (Conference Proceedings): White paper discussing the scope of the problem of fall prevention, interventions in California, other system-wide interventions and effecting change in California.
  • Fall Prevention Center of Excellence: Started in September 2004, this foundation launched a statewide Fall Prevention Initiative in the state of California to help with risk assessment, exercise and environmental modications for fall prevention.

Boston University, Health and Disability Research Institute

  • Fear of Falling: It’s A Matter of Balance: This video includes interviews with a group of elders on common thoughts and fears about physical activity that lead to inactivity. The seniors discuss challenges they faced in recovering and maintaining their functional independence.

California State University Fullerton, The Center for Successful Aging

  • FallProof Balance and Mobility Program: This program is designed to provide physical activity instructors and health care professionals with the knowledge and practical skills necessary to develop and implement fall risk reduction programs in their communities.

Canada Public Health Agency, Division of Aging and Seniors

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for Injury Prevention and Control

Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention Center of Excellence

National Institutes of Health

National Resource Center on Supportive Housing and Home Modification

National Safety Council

  • Falls in the Home: This site offers a list of articles and resources about falls in the home.

VA National Center for Patient Safety

UCLA Center for Health Policy Research