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Governor’s Proclamation

Arizona Governor Doug Ducey issued a proclamation calling for community partnerships to promote a falls free Arizona.

Welcome to Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition!

Our Calling is to Prevent Falling

Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition is designed to provide information, advice, helpful hints and tips to help prevent falls and fall injuries by the elderly in Arizona. By raising awareness of the issue and by providing advice to older adults, we hope to lower the occurrence of elderly falls in Maricopa County and across our state.

Our Mission

The mission of the Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition is to reduce risk of falls in Arizona through education, outreach, evaluation and advocacy.

September is Falls Prevention Month, Light Up the Night is Sept. 22, to honor those affected​.

Falls among Arizonans 65 years and older

Unintentional Falls were the leading cause of injury-related mortality among Arizona residents 65 years and older. *2014

Emergency Department Visits


Inpatient Hospitalizations


Hospitalized for a Hip Fracture


Deaths Due to Falls

Latest News & Events

September 20, 2017
Governors Proclamation

Governor’s Proclamation

NOTICE: You may not republish the proclamation unless explicit written consent is granted from the Governor’s Office. AZFPC Members may only link to the Website.
April 1, 2017
AFPC Chairperson's Message

AFPC Chairperson’s Message

Vision for Reduced Falls-related Mortality by Dr. Babak M. Nayeri Falls and consequent injuries are major public health problems that often require medical attention. The duration […]
March 1, 2017
Tai Chi Exercise

Tai Chi Exercise for Fall Prevention in Older Adults

by Ruth E. Taylor-Piliae, PhD, RN, FAHA Associate Professor, University of Arizona, College of Nursing Tai Chi exercise is a promising and popular intervention to prevent […]