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Falls Prevention Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money Infographic

Evidence-based community falls prevention programs can reduce falls, risk factors, and costs associated with falls. Community-based programs address a wide range of risk factors such as improving muscle strength and balance, removing home hazards that contribute to falls, and increasing confidence to engage in falls-reduction activities. NCOA's infographic highlights key statistics on falls injuries and solutions to help save lives and money.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/73992

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The Potential to Reduce Falls and Avert Costs by Clinically Managing Fall Risk

This study reviews literature on fall risk factors and prevention strategies. It uses peer-reviewed research from between 1994 and 2017 to estimate the number of medically treated falls that could be prevented and the direct medical costs that could be adverted. The estimates were created by looking specifically at evidence-based fall interventions in clinical settings.

Short URL: http://www.advancingstates.org/node/70766

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