The source for fall prevention solutions in Orange County
To raise community awareness of fall prevention in Orange County by promoting comprehensive strategies to reduce the risk of falling.
In 2006, with support from the Archstone Foundation, the Down with Falls Coalition began organizing various activities to bring health professionals and service providers together to address falls. Early activities included collecting an older adult and service provider needs assessment and the development of a strategic plan. The Coalition currently focuses on community and health professional education through the Speakers Bureau.
The Coalition meets quarterly (January, April, July, and October) to learn more about fall risk reduction from industry professionals and to discuss Coalition activities.
The Coalition is led by a group of dedicated members who serve on the steering committee. Coalition members have the opportunity to participate in ad hoc committees throughout the year to work on various events and projects.