Western NC Falls Prevention Coalition

Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition (WNCFPC)

Counties: Buncombe, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, Madison, McDowell, Polk, Rutherford, Transylvania

Interested in learning more or being a member of  the WNCFPC? 

-Follow our Facebook Page!

-Attend our virtual 2021 Quarterly Coalition Meetings:

  • March 3rd, 2021, 8:30am-10am (virtual)
    • Click HERE for Minutes and Meeting Materials
  • June 2nd, 2021, 8:30am-10am (virtual)
    • Click HERE to watch the Meeting Recording
    • Click HERE to download Meeting Minutes
  • September 1st, 2021, 8:30am-10am (virtual)
    • Click HERE to download Meeting Minutes
    • Contact Morgan Wilson at mklinkow@unca.edu for the Meeting Recording
    • Click HERE to download PACE Presentation
  • December 1st, 2021, 8:30am-10am (virtual)


History/ Mission/Vision

*Currently WNCFPC is in a period of transition and growth.  Our History, Mission, and Vision statements are currently under revision to be more inclusive and representative of the communities we serve and the actions we are seeking to take. 

History: Under Revision

Mission: “The Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition (WNCFPC) strives to provide communities with collaborative resources, meetings, educational events and activities, and a resource list of local providers and services with the common goal of decreasing fall related injuries in WNC.  The coalition also aims to grow our fall prevention impact by encouraging local communities to organize regional resources with the guidance of our WNCFPC.” (Under Revision)

Vision: Under Revision

Goals: This year’s goals are currently being reviewed and revised with new member collaboration to be intentional and thoughtful of our communities within our 9 represented counties. Goals are still under development and may change in the upcoming future.

During 2021-2022, WNCFPC will:

Goal 1.  Update WNCFPC’s organizational structure, History/ Mission/ Vision statements and develop Bylaws

Goal 2:  Collect and analyze demographic and falls related data from WNCFPC counties to guide development of strategic and action plans

Goal 3:  Develop and implement WNCFPC’s 2021-2024 Strategic Plan

Goal 4:  Increase and sustain membership in WNCFPC and participation within 9 coalition counties

Goal 5:  Provide fall prevention educational programs at quarterly WNCFPC meetings and Fall Prevention Conferences/Courses for WNC communities

Goal 6:  Compile and disseminate coalition county specific fall prevention resource guides through flyers, website and Facebook

Upcoming Events

  • Fall Prevention Awareness Week, September 20-24, 2021
  • CHAMP Workshop Training, March 2022


Western North Carolina Fall Prevention Coalition County Data

Falls Deaths, Hospitalizations, and Emergency Department Visits Among NC Residents Age 60 and Above by County of Residence, 2018 (WNCFPC Counties) 

Data provided by the NC Division of Public Health, Injury Violence and Prevention Branch



WNCFPC Resources

Coming soon!


Interested in learning more, becoming involved or joining a committee? Contact Us!


Martha Zimmerman, PT, M.ED, Co-Chair; Jennie Rhyne, PT, Co-Chair; Morgan Wilson, MPH, Secretary