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Triangle Falls Prevention Coalition launches

North Carolina can add another vibrant falls prevention coalition to help meet local needs.

On April 17th the NC Center for Health & Wellness’ Healthy Aging NC director convened the first official meeting of the Triangle Falls Prevention Coalition. The meeting brought together leaders from public health, clinical healthcare, and the business community.

The group’s vision is to cultivate collaboration between multidisciplinary professionals to reduce falls and fall-related injuries in the Triangle area of North Carolina. The mission includes fostering partnerships to increase awareness of falls risk factors, advance access to fall prevention interventions, increase empowerment among North Carolinians in the Triangle to understand and actively prevent falls, and decrease the risk and incidence of falls among Triangle residents.  Goals include promoting falls awareness events in the Triangle community, compiling and disseminating falls prevention resources, using data to guide the coalition and sustain these efforts long term.

The next meeting is tentatively scheduled for June 12 from 11am- 1pm. Inquiries can be directed to Nicolle Miller, nmiller2@unca.edu.