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Vitamin D project helps prevent falls and saves health costs

NEWS: 8 Aug 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Associate Minister of Health Jo Goodhew says MidCentral District Health Board's (DHB’s) vitamin D project is a good example of how a simple intervention can improve lives and save health dollars.

Vitamin D is essential for good health


Prescribed vitamin D is widely recommended around the world for reducing falls and fall-related injuries in older people who are at a higher risk of vitamin D deficiency.

Patient Information


The patient information pack has been designed for help facilitate a conversation with patients (and their families/whānau) about what they can do to reduce their risk of falling while they are in hospital, and when they go home.

Ask, Assess, Act


The Commission has developed the ask, assess, act initiative, as clinical guidelines recommend routine screening for falls risk for all older people.

Falls hurt - patient information

PUBLICATION: 20 Jun 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

Information sheet for patients outlining how they can avoid falling in hospital and at home.

Whanganui DHB highlights the importance of Vitamin D

NEWS: 19 Apr 2013, Reducing Harm from Falls

As part of April Falls month, the Whanganui District Health Board (WDHB) is putting the spotlight on Vitamin D, how it can help to reduce harm from falls, what the risks are for those who don’t get enough and the best sources of Vitamin D.

Safekids News September issue out now

NEWS: 14 Sep 2012

Safekids News is the quarterly newsletter of Safekids New Zealand, focusing on issues and events on unintentional child injury prevention in New Zealand.