is at risk?

While anyone can fall at any time, children under 5 years of age and older adults are more likely to be seriously injured.


can be done?

The good news is that we know what puts people at risk of falling and being injured. Therefore, we can help reduce the risk of falling. This website provides information to help individuals, families, and professionals prevent falls in a variety of settings.

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Fall Prevention public presentation now available in French

The Staying on Your Feet: Taking Steps to Prevent Falls community presentation was recently translated in French and is now available for use in the community setting. CLICK HERE: Community Presentation PPT in PDF format To request French translated speaker’s notes contact IMPACT: IMPACT, Injury Prevention Program Winnipeg Regional Health Authority 2nd – 490. . .

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NEW! Fall Prevention Environmental Checklists

The Community and Ambulatory Care Fall Prevention work group have developed two environmental checklists for fall prevention: Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention: Planning for Construction or Renovation The “Community and Ambulatory Care Environmental Checklist for Fall Prevention”. . .

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NEW! Online Home Safety Checklist

WRHA-IMPACT recently developed an interactive online home safety checklist. The checklist is located on this website and can be found here: www.homesafetycheck.ca The checklist will help you inspect your home for hazards that could lead to a fall. As you go through the checklist you will receive tips on making your. . .

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Steady on your feet: New ways to improve balance and avoid falls

When it comes to keeping your feet safely on the ground – metaphorically and literally – it’s all about balance. But like many other things we take for granted when we’re young (strength, endurance, bone density, a full head of hair…) our sense of balance declines as we age. That’s. . .

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