Injury From Falls in Different Populations

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Before selecting your intervention strategies, it is important to think about how certain population characteristics may affect the success of the intervention.  For example, population subgroups that differ by age, race, ethnicity, income or geography may respond differently to your intervention.  The following considerations and strategies reflect “lessons learned” based on various population subgroups who have participated in existing injury from falls interventions. 

Despite the increasing accumulation of all types of evidence, knowledge about how something should be done remains limited (Rychetnik, 2004). Therefore, the considerations and strategies that follow may or may not be applicable to all subgroups. As always, it is important to work with the community to ensure intervention activities meet the needs of its people.

Infants & Children

Older Adults









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