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November is Falls Prevention Month across Canada

The Vision is that All Canadians play a role in preventing falls.

The Mission is to equip health and service providers, business, government and academia with the tools to raise awareness and engage their communities in preventing falls and fall-related injuries.

Why we need Fall Prevention Month:

– Falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations among Canadian older adults. 20-30% of older adults fall each year [1]
– Falls are the leading cause for hospital admissions from injuries for children ages 0 to 14 [2]
– Fall Prevention Month encourages organizations to coordinate their efforts for a larger impact. Canadian organizations participate by planning initiatives and sharing evidence-based information on fall prevention. Together we can raise the profile of fall prevention and encourage everyone to see their role in preventing falls and fall-related injuries across the lifespan.

For more information: https://www.fallpreventionmonth.ca/