The New York City Falls Prevention Coalition was established in 2010 as an Age-friendly NYC initiative. The New York City Department for the Aging and Department of Health and Mental Hygiene co-chair the Coalition.
The Coalition is a partnership of organizations and members from various professional backgrounds. Members meet regularly to collaborate and raise awareness about the dangers of falls. Approximately 1 in 3 older adults falls every year - and those falls can be fatal.
The Coalition also holds events in support of National Falls Prevention Awareness Day.