a serious health issue
for people of all ages

It may come as a surprise that falling is a leading cause of hospitalization and death. Each year in the Winnipeg Health Region, an average of 87 people die and another 1649 are hospitalized due to injuries caused by a fall. These injuries can be very serious. The average length of hospital stay for a fall injury is 31 days – 10 days longer than hospital stays for other injuries.


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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Osteoporosis Canada Webinar Series

Osteoporosis Canada is offering a series of Webinars.  All webinars are from noon – 1:00 ET.  (11:00 – noon CT). To join the Webinars just click the event number at the day and time of the event. February 20, 2018 – What is the role of exercise in preventing falls. . .

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New Fall Prevention Videos now available!

A series of videos aimed at helping reduce falls has been produced by Manitoba Health, Seniors and Active Living and the Winnipeg Regional Health Authority.  These can be shared with clients, posted to your website and downloaded and used in closed circuit TVs in waiting rooms. 8 Steps to Prevent. . .

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Test your medication safety knowledge!

Canadian Patient Safety Week is just weeks away and we are excited to share our NEW Take With Questions Quiz. This quiz will test your medication safety know-how and is now available and ready to play! Do you think that your medication safety knowledge is up to par? Find out!. . .

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