North Carolina can add another vibrant falls prevention coalition to help meet local needs.

On April 17th leaders from public health, medical providers and the business community came together for the inaugural meeting of the Triangle Falls Prevention Coalition. The group’s vision is to cultivate collaboration between multidisciplinary professionals to reduce falls and fall-related injuries in the Triangle area of North Carolina. Their mission includes fostering partnerships to increase awareness of falls risk factors, advance access to fall prevention interventions, increase empowerment among North Carolinians in the Triangle are to understand and actively prevent falls, and decrease the risk and incidence of falls among Triangle residents. Goals include promoting falls awareness events in the Triangle community, compiling and disseminating falls prevention resources, using data to guide the network of the coalition and sustain these efforts long term. This makes the 11th local coalition in the state and reinforces the efforts of the statewide falls prevention coalition. The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 12 from 11am- 12pm. For more information email