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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.

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
37260

Emergency Department Visits

12015

Inpatient Hospitalizations

5500

Hospitalized for a Hip Fracture

738

Deaths Due to Falls

Latest News & Events

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 […]
February 1, 2017
Fall Prevention

Fall Prevention – Doesn’t have to be a Taboo Topic

Falls are one of the leading causes of unintentional injuries in the United States, accounting for approximately 8.9 million visits to the emergency room annually. One […]