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

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.

April Falls 2017 display competition opens 1 April

2 Mar 2017, Reducing Harm from Falls

Health care providers taking part in April Falls 2017 are again encouraged to send us photos of their local displays and activities, with all entries going in the draw to win a morning tea to the value of $100.