fall prevention organizations
The Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research (ACICR) is a provincial organization committed to advancing the impact of prevention, emergency response, treatment and rehabilitation of injuries in Alberta. ACICR is dedicated to reducing the societal and economic burden of injuries in Alberta by building partnerships, promoting effective strategies and sharing knowledge. One of the Centre’s priority areas is falls prevention.
The BCIRPU is determined to reduce the societal and economic burden of injury among all age groups in BC through four strategic focus areas: research, surveillance, education, knowledge transfer & public information. The aim of the BCIRPU is to strengthen production and transfer of injury prevention knowledge in the global injury prevention arena.
See “Fall Prevention” and “Fall Prevention – Residential Care” pages of BCIRPU website.
The Centre of Excellence on Mobility, Fall Prevention and Injury in Aging (CEMFIA) represents a unique collaborative of researchers, health care providers and policy makers with a shared goal of improving the health and safety of older British Columbians. The Centre was established in April 2009 within the Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) situated at the Vancouver General Hospital campus. The CEMFIA mandate is to enhance mobility and reduce the risk for falls and fall-related injuries among older British Columbians, in partnership with the BC Fall and Injury Prevention Coalition, the CHHM, the BC Injury Research & Prevention Unit, University partners, and other fall prevention stakeholders in British Columbia.
The Centre for Hip Health and Mobility (CHHM) is a University of British Columbia Senate-approved organization, affiliated with the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. The research centre improves the lives of Canadians by decreasing the burden of arthritis and fall-related fractures. Our research focus on prevention, detection, and improved treatment of bone and joint diseases so that Canadians can enjoy the freedom that comes with mobility.
Finding Balance offers one-stop falls prevention information for seniors and practitioners. Coordinated by the Alberta Centre for Injury Control & Research in partnership with health professionals across the province, this program consists of an annual public awareness campaign each November, a Network to link those working in the area of falls prevention, a tool kit comprised of a clearinghouse of event ideas and resources for the public, and an interactive online falls risk assessment and management algorithm.
The Ontario Injury Prevention Resource Centre (OIPRC), housed at Parachute, is a resource centre of Public Health Ontario in the Health Promotion, Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention Department. The OIPRC has several objectives including to increase the knowledge, skill, and confidence of injury prevention practitioners in the planning, implementation and evaluation of injury prevention initiatives in Ontario; and to provide relevant and timely training for practitioners equitably across the province, to meet the needs of the priority populations identified.
Parachute is a national, charitable organization dedicated to preventing injury and saving lives. It was created from the amalgamation of four leading Canadian injury prevention groups: Safe Communities Canada, Safe Kids Canada, SMARTRISK and ThinkFirst Canada. Parachute’s injury prevention programming and advocacy efforts are designed to help Canadians reduce their risks of injury while enjoying long lives lived to the fullest.
The Winnipeg Regional Health Authority (WRHA) launched preventfalls.ca, a new falls prevention website to help older adults, children, families and professionals reduce fall-related injury. Preventfalls.ca offers an interactive checklist for older adults to help identify and address personal risk factors for falling and a postal code search tool to help people find local exercise programs that are appropriate for preventing falls. Visit www.preventfalls.ca
Fall prevention website and online community supporting fall prevention professionals worldwide. The website includes fall prevention resources and articles, discussion forums, and a calendar of fall prevention events and learning opportunities.
Due to lack of funding the old profane.eu.org site is now closed. This new static site contains some of the publications from the project and some information for historical purposes.
ProFouND is an EU funded Thematic Network focusing on falls prevention. We work closely with the EIP-AHA to bring about the dissemination and implementation of best practice in falls prevention across Europe, using novel ICT solutions. ProFouND brings together 21 partners from 12 countries and with associate members from 10 countries.ProFouND intends to bring together relevant stakeholders to consolidate roadmaps and guidelines regarding fall prevention and facilitate the communication between solution/service providers and key stakeholders (private and voluntary organisations, public authorities) at national, regional or local level to ensure effective implementation and reach.
Injury prevention website of the Public Health Agency of Canada; includes Seniors injury prevention.
Falls are the main reason why older adults lose their independence. This website is designed to provide information on fall prevention. It has been developed by the Ministry of Health, in partnership with the BC Injury Research and Prevention Unit. It has information for older adults, their relatives and caregivers, as well as health professionals and care providers. The goal of this site is to provide detailed and up-to-date information on prevention, causes, consequences and treatment of falls among older people and provide information on staying independent.
TIPS is a unique university-community partnership for developing new technologies to prevent falls and fall-related injuries in older adults. We are funded by the Canadian Institute for Health Research (CIHR) through the Emerging Teams in Mobility in Aging and Strategic Teams in Applied Injury Research programs.
TIPS uses innovative approaches (such as video capture and wearable sensors) to determine the causes and circumstances of falls of older adults. We also develop and test the effectiveness of engineering interventions such as protective clothing and compliant flooring in reducing fall-related injuries.
We invite you to explore our website to learn more about this innovative program.
Website includes an overview of falls among older adults, fact sheets, data and research, publications, and cost of falls analyses.
Mission is to identify best practices in fall prevention and to help communities offer fall prevention programs to older people who are at risk of falling.