About Metrolina Falls Prevention
Every 15 seconds, an older adult is seen in an emergency department for a fall-related injury! The Metrolina Falls Prevention Coalition was established to work in collaboration with professionals and seniors in the community to help adults maintain independence and enhance their quality of life by reducing falls and fall related injuries. Our primary goals are to:
- Raise awareness through outreach efforts that falls are preventable and controllable;
- Educate professional and community leaders on falls related injuries and prevention strategies;
- Share and promote evidence-based, best and promising practices; and
- Promote physical activity in our communities.