Injury Prevention Program
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Senior Falls Prevention
Note: As of July 1, 2012, the Office of Injury Prevention became the Injury Prevention Program. Documents and activities finalized prior to this date will retain "Office of Injury Prevention".
Senior Falls Data
Unintentional falls are the leading cause of injury death among Florida residents ages 65 years and older and the fourth leading cause of injury death overall. In addition, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injury-related hospital admissions in Florida.
In 2009, 1,722 residents were fatally injured in a fall and another 58,350 were hospitalized for non-fatal injuries. Nearly three-quarters of these injuries were among residents ages 65 years and older.
For more information regarding Senior Falls Prevention:
How to Create a Local Senior Falls Prevention Coalition
Under Florida law, e-mail addresses are public records. If you do not want your e-mail address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic mail to this entity. Instead, contact this program by phone or in writing.
If you are interested in creating a Senior Falls Prevention Coalition in your community, there are resources available to help. For more information please contact the Injury Prevention Program or call (850)245-4440.