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Falls and Injury Prevention

Falling…it only takes a second!

Knowing how to prevent falls is extremely important because:

  • it can happen to anyone.
  • it only takes a second and can change a life forever.
  • falls contribute to the most hospitalizations and deaths out of all types of injuries.
  • is the leading cause of injury for people of all ages.
  • is mostly predictable and preventable.

Did you know?

In Halton, falls contribute more emergency department visits, hospitalizations and deaths than other types of injuries.

What can you do?

  • Reduce the risk
  • Get informed
  • Know what to expect at any age
  • Be a role model
  • Practise safe habits

By the numbers: Halton Region fall statistics

Explore more information about falls for each age and stage.