Preventing Falls in Older Adults - Other Places To Get Help
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons
6300 North River Road
1-800-346-AAOS (1-800-346-2267) (847) 823-7186
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)
provides information and education to raise the public's awareness of
musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on preventive measures. The AAOS
website contains information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury
prevention, and wellness and exercise.
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal
and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a governmental institute that serves the public
and health professionals by providing information, locating other information
sources, and participating in a national federal database of health
information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention
of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and supports the training of
scientists to carry out this research.
The NIAMS Web site provides
health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information
packages about diseases.
National Institute on Aging
Building 31, Room 5C27
31 Center Drive, MSC 2292
(301) 496-1752 1-800-222-2225, Information Center
The National Institute on Aging (NIA), one of the centers of the
U.S. National Institutes of Health, leads a broad scientific effort to
understand the nature of aging and to extend the healthy, active years of life.
The NIA funds research and provides information about health and research
advances to the public and interested groups.
NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases National Resource Center
2 AMS Circle
(202) 223-0344 Toll Free: 1-800-624-BONE (2663)
As a service provided by the National Institutes of Health, this online resource center helps people learn about metabolic bone diseases and how to cope with them. The website has information on falls under their "Bone Basics" tab. It also has information on osteoporosis and other bone diseases, such as osteogenesis imperfecta and Paget's disease of bone.