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The Florida Department of Health works to protect, promote & improve the health of all people in Florida through integrated state, county, & community efforts.

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Awareness and Education

Contact Injury Prevention

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    Mailing Address

    Injury Prevention Section 

    4052 Bald Cypress Way, Bin A22 

    Tallahassee, FL 32399-1722 

Falls Prevention Awareness Day 

The National Council on Aging recognizes the first day of fall as Falls Prevention Awareness Day; this year, it will be held on Thursday, September 22, 2016. The goal of this observance is to bring older adults, professionals, caregivers, and family members together to promote falls prevention among older adults through education, awareness, and interventions. The theme for this year is: Ready, Steady, Balance: Prevent Falls in 2016.

Florida Falls Prevention Awareness Day Events

Click here to find out local Falls Prevention Awareness Day events in Florida

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Older Adult Falls Prevention Videos 

Since 2008, the Florida Department of Health and the Florida Department of Elder Affairs has hosted an annual older adult falls prevention educational event. To view previous Older Adult Falls Prevention Webcasts, please visit the Past Events page.

We all play a role in older adult fall prevention.  Click on the videos below to learn what you can do to prevent falls in your community.

For Older Adults and Caregivers

For Community Members

For Healthcare Providers

Get the Facts on Older Adult Falls in Florida      

See the 2013 falls data in the following infographic

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Effective Community Events: An Implementation Toolkit for Older Adult Falls Prevention  

The Effective Community Events: An Implementation Toolkit for Older Adult Falls Prevention provides guidance and resources on planning, communication and engagement, funding, and assessment of older adult falls prevention community activities.

          Effective Community Events Toolkit


Go4Life Month 

The National Institute on Aging in collaboration with the White House Conference on Aging has declared September 2016 as the first annual Go4Life Month! Go4life is a federal campaign to increase awareness on the health benefits of physical activity for older adults. Learn how older adults can stay independent and active at Go4Life website.

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