King County Fall Prevention Coalition

The impact of falls on older adults and their communities in Washington is significant:

Our Why: 46% of all injury -related deaths among King County residents age 60+ are due to unintentional falls.  From  2020-2021 there has been a 9% increase in the number of fall-related deaths in this population. Preliminary data shows that the number of fall-related deaths in King County continued to increase through 2021. Falls are clearly a significant issue for older adults, one which has huge costs for individuals, for the healthcare system and our community in general. Falls are preventable.

Our Mission: Reduce falls and fall-related injuries in older adults through community collaboration, awareness, education, and evidence-based interventions 

Monthly Meetings

King County Fall Prevention Coalition (KCFPC) was formed in 2017 by community partners in an effort to reduce falls across King County, WA. Representation includes EMS, Hospitals, Housing, Home Health Care agencies, Community Organizations, Fall Prevention Class leaders, Academic Institutions, Public Health leaders and Concerned Citizens in King County. Our community partner Sound Generations provides in kind meeting and website support for our work.

KCFPC will meet 9-10a on the 3rd Friday of the month in 2024 via Zoom. Reach out to us at kcfallcoalition@gmail.com to request a meeting link

Fall Prevention Presentation Options

Looking for a Fall Prevention Presentation to share with your community via video conference or in person?

Videos, Webinars & Events

King County Veterans, Seniors and Human Services Levy Grantee Fall Prevention Program Demos

National Council on Aging: Fall Prevention Programs That Work

2023 Preventing Falls: Maintaining Independence UW Capstone Project featuring Geriatrician Dr. Elizabeth Phelan (subtitles in Chinese)

Past Events

Age Friendly Seattle hosted their monthly Civic Coffee at Southeast Seattle Senior Center during 2023 Fall Prevention Awareness Week. Aging and Disability Services, International Community Health Services, King County Fall Prevention Coalition and Sound Generations were on site for an informative interactive hybrid discussion with live translation. If you weren’t able to attend this Civic Coffee you can watch the recording here: 2023 Fall Prevention Awareness Week Civic Coffee

Northshore Senior Center Fall Prevention screenings and education for fall prevention week, 9/2019

Resource List

Local fall prevention classes, home safety checklists, videos, self-assessments and more! Check out these resources: