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Topic 1:

  • outlines how a fall can be a life-changing event for an older person, impacting on their independence and wellbeing, with implications for their family/whānau and significant others
  • sets the scene for the 10 Topics and introduces the remaining nine topics
  • explains why the national falls programme aimed to prevent falls and reduce harm from falls at individual, health system and population levels by encouraging the implementation of effective interventions. 

Last updated: 31st January, 2022