StopFalls.org aims to help prevent older people from falling.
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence
Excerpted from the website:
- In February 2003, older adults, services providers, researchers and educators across the state of California convened in Sacramento to hear about the issues of older adult falls and to discuss strategies for reducing fall risks. A background White Paper was developed prior to the conference. Afterwards a Blueprint for Fall Prevention was created. In March 2004, a one-day special event on Fall Prevention was held at the American Society on Aging/National Council on Aging Joint Conference. In January 2005, the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence was established to “provide leadership, create new knowledge, improve practice and develop sustainable fall prevention programs.”