AFPC News

The Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition (AFPC) provides information, advice, helpful hints and tips to help prevent falls and fall injuries by the elderly in Arizona. Our goal is to reduce the number of elderly falls across our state by raising awareness and providing advice. Stay tuned for our latest news…
June 27, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury ~ Avoid Becoming Another Statistic

A head or brain injury can provide minor disruption in one’s life or have long lasting and devastating effects.  Wearing a helmet, when Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, […]
December 18, 2017

Holiday Cheers without Falling Fears

‘Tis the season to be jolly instead of being melancholy – as a result of unintentional falls while decorating.  We know that fall-related injuries happen throughout […]
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 […]
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 […]
June 27, 2018

Traumatic Brain Injury ~ Avoid Becoming Another Statistic

A head or brain injury can provide minor disruption in one’s life or have long lasting and devastating effects.  Wearing a helmet, when Biking, Skiing, Snowboarding, […]
December 18, 2017

Holiday Cheers without Falling Fears

‘Tis the season to be jolly instead of being melancholy – as a result of unintentional falls while decorating.  We know that fall-related injuries happen throughout […]