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Fall Prevention

Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalization in Los Angeles County. Between 2003 and 2007, for every hospitalization due to a motor vehicle collision, the second leading cause of injury hospitalization, there were more than three fall-related hospitalizations.

 

Falls are particularly detrimental to adults 65 and older and have serious implications for individual health, overall population health, and healthcare costs. Adults 65 and older account for 10% of the Los Angeles County population yet more than 63% of fall hospitalizations and deaths.

 

Become involved in Fall Prevention Coalition - Los Angeles

 

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Los Angeles County Fall Hospitalization and Mortality Data Spreadsheets

Los Angeles County Fall Data

 

Click here to access Los Angeles County Fall hospitalization and mortality data spreadsheets and maps.

Read about information about older adult fall risk and prevention

Fall Prevention for Older Adults

 

Click here for more information about older adult fall risk and prevention.

Find a list of Fall Prevention Organizaitons in Los Angeles and Nationwide

Fall Prevention Resource Directory

 

Click here for a list of fall prevention organizations in Los Angeles County and nationwide (outside links).

Links to useful fall prevention checklists and brochures

Fall Prevention Checklists and Brochures

 

Click here for links to a variety of useful fall prevention checklists and brochures (outside links).

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