ACL is pleased to announce the 2023 awardees of Falls Prevention Grants. The eight selected grantees include health care systems, academic institutions, municipalities, and community-based organizations. They will receive approximately $4.3 million in combined funding to implement an array of evidence-based falls prevention programs in eight states across the country.
In the United States, an estimated 1 in 4 older adults falls each year, which can have a serious impact on their health and reduce their ability to remain independent. Many of these falls are preventable. One way to mitigate the risk of falling is to participate in a falls prevention program. Evidence-based falls prevention programs have been proven to reduce falls and the fear of falling by targeting known modifiable risk factors with education, exercise, strength and balance training, and home modification. ACL’s falls prevention grantees will build capacity and implement evidence-based falls prevention programs in their respective communities.
2023 Cohort of Falls Prevention Grantees
- Atlanta Regional Commission (Georgia)
- Coastal Bend Wellness Foundation (Texas)
- County of Middlesex (New Jersey)
- Education Health and Research International, Inc. (Delaware)
- Marymount University (Virginia)
- Petersburg Medical Center (Alaska)
- Rush University Medical Center (Illinois)
- University of Montana (Montana)
Together, these grantees are expected to reach approximately 9,000 older adults and disabled people over the age of 18 in the next four years. A key focus of the initiative is engaging underserved populations, including rural, Indigenous, and Native American older adults. They will reach participants through innovative remote and in-person delivery and work with diverse partners, including health care systems, emergency response services, and aging network organizations.
The project period for these grants is May 1, 2023 to April 30, 2027. During that time, in addition to the above activities, the falls prevention grantees will work to identify ways to sustain their programs after the conclusion of the grant.
For questions about ACL’s Falls Prevention Grants, contact Donna Bethge.