Fall Prevention Resources
Fall Prevention Guide from Aging in Place
Stay Independent Brochure - Fall risk self assessment tool
Home Fall Prevention Checklist - Check the safety of your home
What You Can Do to Prevent Falls
Older Adult Falls: A Growing Danger - Get the facts on older adult falls
- Injury is a leading cause of death and disability among Wisconsin residents, causing about 3,078 deaths annually.
- Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for ages 1-34 years.
- Unintentional injury is the fifth leading cause of death in Wisconsin.
- Studies show that, in Wisconsin more than 90% of child restraints are not installed correctly.
- Falls were the leading cause of hospitalizations in Wisconsin.
- Suicide is the second leading cause of death in ages 15 to 34.
- Of all intentional injuries leading to death, 70% were due to suicides.
- In Wisconsin, suicides occur three times more often than homicides.
Source: Bureau of Health Information, Division of Health Care Financing, Department of Health and Family Services
How to Prevent Injury
Visit the links below to get tips on injury prevention:
- Alert Today, Alive Tomorrow infographic created by Alverno Nursing Students during their clinical with our department
- Click here to find which car seat your child needs.
- Click here for information from the CDC.
- Click here for the Wisconsin Injury & Violence Prevention Program.
- Click here to learn more about REDgen, a coalition dedicated to promoting balance and resilience for kids and teenagers in the North Shore.
- Click here to learn about our Fall Prevention Program
- Click here to visit Safe Kids Worldwide website and learn ways to keep kids safe
- Click here to view fire safety tips
- Click here to view the Heroin, Opioid and Prescription Drug Resource Guide
Important Emergency Numbers
Poison Center: 1-800-222-1222
Suicide Hotline: 1-800-SUICIDE
Fire: 911 or your local emergency number
Police: 911 or your local emergency number
Ambulance: 911 or your local emergency number