Falls Prevention

Working to Prevent Falls

Every year as many as 1/3rd of all older adults will suffer a fall.  These falls are the leading cause of fatal injuries and the second leading cause of nonfatal injuries according to North Carolina Division of Public Health. In response, the North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition was formed with the aim, through education and training, of reducing the number of falls, falls-related injuries, and seriousness of injuries resulting from falls.Fall

The next NC Statewide meeting is May 19th at the NC Institute of Medicine on Davis Drive, Morrisville from 1- 330 If you cannot attend feel free to call in 919 962 2718

See the latest literature review on how to prevent falls here

Blue Ridge Now article

Up to date webcast on Falls Prevention

Contacts for Regional or Local Coalitions

Regional Falls Prevention Coalitions act on the local level including:

  • Dare County Falls Prevention Coalition
  • The Eastern North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition
  • Falls Free Guilford
  • High Country Regional Coalition
  • Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition
  • Piedmont Area Falls Prevention Coalition
  • Region A Health Promotion Coalition
  • Western North Carolina Falls Prevention Coalition

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