This programme aims to reduce the harm that people can suffer if they fall and hurt themselves – especially older people receiving care, whether in hospital, residential care, or in their own home.

Featured news or publications

10 topics selection
Newly updated falls 10 Topics now available

29 Aug 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

The 10 Topics in reducing harm from falls are learning activities for people who want to know more about how to prevent falls and reduce harm from falls in older people.

Livestronger web
Live Stronger for Longer website online now

26 Jul 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

A new website for older New Zealanders has been released, with a focus on reducing the incidence and severity of falls and fractures. The new site is an easy to navigate site designed by older people for older people.

Programme related news

Research award for Hip Fracture Registry

16 Oct 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

The Australian & New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry was honoured with the Health Services Research Award at Research Australia’s annual Health and Medical Research Awards held in Melbourne last Thursday, 5 October 2017.

April Falls update 2017

3 Apr 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

An update on April Falls, a national initiative to promote falls reduction in health care settings.