Fall Prevention Month (FPM) is still a few months away; but the ONF Prevention team and collaborators have been busy building toolkits and resources to ensure an impactful campaign for the fourth annual FPM. Throughout the month of November organizations and individuals are encouraged to join together in coordinating fall prevention initiatives to lower the rate of falls across the lifespan. Through the updated toolkit for older adults and the new toolkit focusing on children’s fall prevention, caregivers, health care professionals and parents can stay informed with evidence- based information and plan fall prevention activities.
Last year’s campaign engaged over 9000 international web-based users and this year with new content targeted at falls within a younger demographic, the team behind FPM hopes to see even greater engagement. Securing both provincial and cross-provincial partners, the 2018 FPM campaign aims to remind all members of the fall prevention community that “We all have a role to play!”