Injuries caused by falling represent a serious health concern. Trauma system partners play an essential role in reducing the burden of injury through providing community-based education aimed at risk factor reduction and the delivery of evidence-based fall prevention programming. This guide is designed to help trauma centers and partners utilize social media platforms to support and promote fall prevention in older adults.

Are you ready to work to raise awareness and prevent falls injuries in Georgia?

Each year, beginning the first week of Fall and beyond, we work with our partners around the state to celebrate National Falls Prevention Awareness month through social media campaigns, community outreach, and professional education. We would be honored to have you partner with us in our work to prevent injury, save lives, and empower Georgians to make our communities safer.

Partners are encouraged to combat fall-related injury:

  • Raising awareness of fall-related injuries, associated risk factors, and fall prevention efforts
  • Affirming that fall-related injuries and deaths are preventable
  • Recognizing the importance of the community and families in prevention efforts
  • Providing resources and support to engage communities in fall prevention efforts
  • Working with local partners to implement fall prevention programming

Prevent Trauma Social Media Resources

Download our social media guide for additional Fall Prevention social media content. Be sure to use #PreventFallsGeorgia #PreventTrauma #FallsFreeGA in all your posts to strengthen our collective voice and raise awareness during Fall Prevention Awareness Week!

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Find additional tools available from the National Council on Aging

Falls Prevention Awareness Week Promotion Toolkit (

Falls Prevention Is a Team Effort (

Partnering with Fire and Emergency Medical Services to Prevent Falls (

Steps to Prevent Falls Slide Set English (

Steps to Prevent Falls Slide Set Spanish (