Get involved in fall prevention activities in Los Angeles County
Fall Prevention Coalition – Los Angeles (FPC-LA)
FPC-LA was initiated with a grant from the Kaiser Foundation to address the issue of falls in the Los Angeles area. The Coalition brings together a diverse membership, including the Department of Aging, Department of Public Health, Los Angeles Fire Department, the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, non-profit organizations, and health and senior service providers, who all share a commitment to preventing falls, one step at a time.
The old saying is true: united we stand, divided we fall. Stand together with us to prevent falls! To educate older adults, use The Falling Monologues, a series of humorous and educational performances about common fall risks and ways to reduce them, written and directed by Marilyn Faber and performed by older actors, available at: http://www.stopfalls.org/fallingmonologues/. To request a fall prevention presentation within Los Angeles County, contact the Los Angeles County Public Health Department Speakers Bureau at: https://admin.publichealth.lacounty.gov/phcommon/public/hea/spbureau/. Visit the Fall Prevention Center of Excellence website, www.stopfalls.org, for Fall Prevention Awareness Week resources, information on staying safe at home, and other simple steps to prevent falls.
To learn more or become involved, contact:
Fall Prevention Center of Excellence, USC Andrus Gerontology Center, Room 228, Los Angeles, CA 90089