Childhood Fall Prevention Toolkit

Introduction

In New York State, falls are the leading cause of injury-related hospitalizations and hospital emergency department visits for children 14 years of age and younger. The majority of these injuries occur in the home, on playgrounds, and while playing sports. This Child Fall Prevention Toolkit is provided as a guide for conducting your agency's childhood fall prevention program. The materials below may be used to increase community awareness and implement strategies for preventing child falls.

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