Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition

Vision since 2012: All Iowans will have fewer falls and fall-related injuries, maximizing their independence and quality of life.

Falls Prevention in Iowa

Because falls are the leading cause of injury and injury-related death among Iowa adults aged 65 and older.

Falls are a significant public health problem.

Check out the Iowa Public Health Tracking Portal for up to date statistics and data on falls.

Falls Prevention Data Brief

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services releases an annual Iowa Falls Prevention Data Brief.

STEADI Fall Screening Course

Learn how to conduct fall risk screening to help address falls in your clinic or community. The FREE online training course takes about 2-3 hours to complete and covers the key components of the CDC STEADI fall risk screening protocol.

Most Recent Signed Proclamation

We attempt to keep policymakers informed about the burden of falls and encourage their support for falls prevention strategies in Iowa.

2023 Summary of Falls Prevention Efforts

This document shares a summary of the strategic action plan work completed in 2023.

Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition

The mission of the Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition is to facilitate collaboration between state, community and health care system partners to reduce falls by building awareness, providing education, and supporting implementation of fall prevention efforts.

Coalition Membership

The Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition is made up of 60+ Iowa agencies and community-based organizations working together to support the expansion and sustainability of falls prevention programs and services across the state that educate Iowans about the risk of falls, address their fear of falling, and teach exercises to improve their balance and increase their activity levels.

Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition Charter

The Coalition supports maintaining and expanding fall prevention programs and services in the state of Iowa that focus on communities, hospitals, clinics, and other outpatient settings.

Coalition Partner Commitment Form

Coalitions can bring together organizations and providers to collaborate to reduce falls, identify state or community needs, recommend policy changes, and build capacity.

Current Iowa Falls Prevention 3-Year Action Plan

The Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition merged efforts with the Iowa Falls Prevention statewide strategies (SWS) to operationalize the SWS task forces’ mission and vision to reduce falls in Iowa.

Local Falls Prevention Coalition Efforts

The State Coalition encourages and supports the development of local falls prevention coalitions and engages them in partnership opportunities.

Upcoming Falls Screening Events

Next FREE falls screening event August 28th from 2-4 PM in Ames, Iowa. Click this box for more information and download the event flyer.

Story County Falls Prevention Coalition

Story County FPC Fall Meeting Notes

The Story County Falls Prevention Coalition met on November 29th. Click here to review the meeting minutes.

Story County FPC Winter Meeting Notes

The Story County Falls Prevention Coalition met on February 13th. Click here to review the meeting minutes.

Story County FPC Spring/Summer Meeting Notes

The Story County Falls Prevention Coalition met on May 21st, 2024. Click here to review the meeting minutes.

Iowa Falls Prevention Symposium

To enhance the falls prevention knowledge of professionals caring for older adults and adults with disabilities in a variety of care settings.

Save the date for the 2024 Symposium! Wednesday, September 25th 9:00-4:00 PM

2023 Symposium Brochure

9th Annual Iowa Falls Prevention Coalition Symposium - Community Connections to Prevent Falls

2024 Falls Prevention Awareness Week

September 23-27, 2024 is Falls Prevention Awareness Week, a nationwide observance to raise awareness on preventing falls, reducing the risk of falls, and helping individuals live without fear of falling.

Falls Prevention Program Highlight

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention Testimonial

"I find the heel to toe stepping we do feels more stable when I walk..." click here to read more.

Tai Chi for Arthritis and Falls Prevention

Click here to check out Milestones Area Agency on Aging's video "Talking Falls Prevention with Susan and Rosie" for a look at the benefits of Tai Chi for falls prevention.

Fall Prevention Resources

6 Steps to Prevent a Fall
6 pasos para prevenir una caída
Getting Up After A Fall
Keep Your Home Falls Free
Checklist for Navigating Your Neighborhood
AARP HomeFit Guide
Home Modification Service Delivery Model
STEADI - Older Adult Fall Prevention
Falls Free Check Up Tool Available in English and Spanish
Falls Prevention Conversation Guide for Caregivers
Medications Linked to Falls
Falls Prevention Awareness Week National Impact Report
Easterseals Iowa Assistive Technology Center Equipment for Fall Prevention
A CDC Compendium of Effective Fall Interventions
NCOA Community Connect
National Falls Prevention Database for Professionals
Building Healthy Inclusive Communities
CDC Falls Prevention Resources
Administration for Community Living
Falls Prevention Resource Center for Professionals
USC’s Fall Prevention Center of Excellence - Home Modification Toolkit
IFPC Presentation Slides
Home Assessment Tools for Professionals and Individuals
Guide for Families: Keeping the Person with Memory Loss Safer at Home