Healthy Communities

Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury death in adults ages 65 and older, and one in three Americans ages 65 and older experiences a major fall each year. The number of fall injuries and deaths are expected to increase as the Baby Boomer Cohort ages; the number of seniors 65 and older will increase from 40 million to more than 88 million in 2050. In 2014, there were 179 deaths and 5833 hospitalizations for falls.

Educational Programs Offered:

Matter of Balance: An evidenced-based program based upon research conducted by the Roybal Center for Enhancement of Later-Life Function at Boston University. It is designed to reduce the fear of falling and increase the activity levels of older adults who have concerns about falls. 
This class is conducted during eight, two-hour classes, with 8-12 participants learning:

Fall Prevention Brochures 

Center for Disease Control and Prevention

Office Address Phone Fax
Injury and Violence Prevention 4815 West Markham Street, Slot 10
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-683-0707 501-682-0427

Arkansas Department of Health
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4815 W. Markham, Little Rock, AR 72205-3867 | 1-800-462-0599