As the leading cause of injury, falls are a significant public health issue across age groups and settings in Alberta. In 2017, 154,004 Albertans visited emergency and urgent care and 17,489 Albertans were hospitalized due to a fall. Falls can happen at home, at school, in recreation and leisure, in sports, in the community, at work and even on vacation.
The good news is we have the ability to prevent most falls at any age. Knowledge, tools and resources are available to support us in falls prevention.