Fall Injury Prevention
In New York State, fall-related injuries are the leading cause of injury hospitalizations among children ages 0-14 and adults 25 years and older. Falls are the leading cause of unintentional injury deaths for those 45 years and older. Falls can result in serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or fractures. There is also a heavy financial burden to fall-related injuries.
Falls are not accidents! They are not random, uncontrollable acts of fate, but occur in predictable patterns, with recognizable risk factors and among identifiable populations. A fall is a predictable and preventable event.
Fall Prevention for Older Adults
- Falls in Older Adults, New York State
- Check for Safety: A Home Fall Prevention Checklist for Older Adults
- What YOU Can Do To Prevent Falls
- Fall Injuries in Older Adults, IFA #2011-7 (PDF, 80KB, 1pg.)
- STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths & Injuries) Tool Kit for Health Care Providers, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
Please feel free to contact us for more information.Center for Environmental Health
Bureau of Occupational Health and Injury Prevention
Empire State Plaza-Corning Tower, Room 1325
Albany, New York 12237
(518) 402-7900 518-473-1143