The NC Alliance of YMCAs has been a long-time member of the NC Falls Prevention Coalition, and now the Alliance is a proud partner of Standing Strong, NC, an new project to prevent falls and save lives. Standing Strong, NC is a project of the NC Center for Health and Wellness and the NC Falls Prevention Coalition, and we’re proud to partner in this work, particularly this month with Falls Prevention Week coming up September 18-25.
The project’s new website includes resources, a falls prevention screening, and links to programs to help prevent falls—including programs delivered by North Carolina YMCAs. Through the Standing Strong, NC website, information about the Y's evidence-based health intervention (EBHI) programs, including Moving for Better Balance, is available, along with programs like Walk with Ease that some Ys offer.
Falls Prevention Week
Falls are the second leading cause of unintentional injury death for North Carolinians of all ages, and in every year from 1999 to 2019, falls were the number one cause of injury death for individuals 65 and older.
The NC Falls Prevention Coalition is celebrating Falls Prevention Awareness Week September with a Falls Prevention Awareness Week Lunch and Learn Virtual Webinar Series!
(September 12, 2023)