A guide to starting a coalition
This guide has been prepared in recognition of the special role local communities play in reducing falls and fall-related injuries within the older adult population. Based upon the Practical Guide to State Coalition Building for Falls Prevention developed by the National Council on Aging (NCOA) in 2015, this quick guide provides practical tools, resources, and strategies to assist coalition-building efforts. It also provides the framework, infrastructure, and guidance to establish community partnerships and implement fall prevention interventions.
In addition, this guide contains examples from coalitions around the state of Wisconsin and contains resources on not only starting a coalition but maintaining these efforts and aligning them with other initiatives. This toolkit was designed as part of a statewide falls prevention initiative, Falls Free® Wisconsin (FFWI).