In this section you will find information on fall prevention including current reports, latest research and scholarly articles as well as a collection of fall prevention resources.

What’s new in this section?

Fall Prevention MOVE/IMPROVE/REMOVE – The conversation tool titled; Fall Prevention MOVE/IMPROVE/REMOVE and community poster titled: Fall Prevention MOVE/IMPROVE/REMOVE was developed by Prairie Mountain Health in consultation with the Fall Prevention Project team. The conversation tool and poster guides health care providers and the public how to assess for universal fall risk factors. The key message is that there are many things we can do to prevent a fall and universal risk factors alone or in combination make everyone at risk for a fall. The tool and poster can be adapted by other health regions to be used in community settings including health fairs, immunization clinics, educational and staff training events.

 

Fall Prevention Consultation Summary Report: Manitoba Fall Prevention for Older Adults Think Tank Session – A “Think Tank Session” was planned on January 24, 2017. Approximately 40 invited participants brainstormed new ideas to reduce fall related injury by attempting to explore increased accessibility and affordability of balance and strength exercise options for older adults. A comprehensive consultation summary report titled: Manitoba Fall Prevention for Older Adults Think Tank Session captured the highlights, outcomes and recommendations from the day.

Orientation to Fall Prevention Tools and ResourcesA webinar titled: Orientation to Fall Prevention Tools and Resources was offered on March 14, 2017 to health regions and key stakeholders.  Manitoba Fall Prevention Professional Education Reference: A Companion Guide  was developed with suggested professional education options in fall prevention education.

 

 

To suggest a new resource, or to learn more about our resource selection process, please contact us at Injuryinfo@wrha.mb.ca