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National and state organizations providing useful resources for falls prevention are listed below.
Administration for Community Living —
American Physical Therapy Association (APTA) —
Balance and Falls
Academy of Geriatric Physical Therapy, Balance and Falls Special Interest Group
Centers for Disease Control (CDC) —
Home and Recreational Safety
STEADI initiative for healthcare providers
— this site has a wealth of information and resources for putting falls prevention strategies into practice. Here you will find very helpful materials for providers and for your older adult patients.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
(based in California)
Institute for Healthcare Improvement –
National Association of Area Agencies on Aging
National Council on Aging (NCOA) —
(includes resources for Falls Prevention Awareness Day)
NCOA’s National Falls Prevention Resource Center
Carolina Geriatric Education Center
(part of the UNC Center for Aging and Health)
with resources specific to falls prevention and the Otago Exercise Program
Healthy Aging NC
North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition
Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition
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