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Injury Prevention

Fall Prevention

Falls are a significant public health issue, being the #1 reason for injury related deaths in Simcoe Muskoka.  Visit our HealthStats pages for more details.

Older Adults account for more than 90% of the deaths in Simcoe Muskoka.  The risk of having a fall increases with age and with declining health.  Please visit our older adult health and wellbeing pages for more information.

Children fall at home in the early years, then at the playground as they get older.  Playground injuries are a significant cause of emergency room visits. Sport and recreation is associated with more than 1/3 of traumatic brain injury emergency room visits.  Concussions are common with fall injuries. 

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