The sixth annual National Falls Prevention Awareness Day (FPAD) was observed yesterday, the first day of fall, per US Senate resolution S.248 passed on September 19.
FPAD is spearheaded by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) to promote and increase public awareness about how to prevent and reduce falls among older adults. This year's theme, Preventing Falls—One Step at a Time, seeks to unite professionals, older adults, caregivers, and family members to play a part in raising awareness and preventing falls. The past few weeks, APTA generated congressional support for the resolution and will continue to work with coalition stakeholders on increasing patient awareness on falls prevention and finding support in Congress for falls prevention initiatives.
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