Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention


While it was known that fall injuries are among the most frequent and preventable causes of injury, health care utilization, and functional decline among older adults, little attention was given to prevention in clinical practice. This website was developed by researchers and clinicians involved in much of the original research showing that falls and injuries are frequent among older adults. The research also showed that this frequency can be lowered by identifying and treating the health problems that lead to falls.

The information and materials presented here were developed by researchers at Yale University, collaborating with clinicians in the greater Hartford, Connecticut area to develop methods for incorporating fall risk assessment and treatment into the care of older adults. The Connecticut Collaboration for Fall Prevention (CCFP) programming, protocols and patient education materials are now available for purchase by organizations interested in efficiently and effectively developing evidence-based programming to decrease falls and fall injuries.

Facts about Falls

Falls are the most preventable cause of nursing home placement, and are even more common than strokes. Over 3 in 10 adults 70 years and over fall each year. These entirely preventable...

Clinical Approach

Falls and fall injuries are one of the most common health problems among older adults. However, since falling is not a single disease, clinicians may not recognize falling as a treatable...

Purchase Materials

The CCFP offers a number of informational materials for purchase. These materials include guidebooks for clinicians in fall treatment and prevention, as well as and handout materials and...

About Us

Beginning in 1990, funded by the National Institutes on Aging, a multidisciplinary group of researchers at Yale were among the first to show that falls could be prevented and that even after accounting for the costs of intervention, fall prevention is cost effective because it decreases health services utilization.