*As of Monday, December 20, 2021 – All Ontarians 18+ Eligible for COVID-19 Booster Appointments at Three-Month Interval

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*GBHU does not supply COVID-19 Rapid Antigen Test Kits – we do not keep an up to date list of vendors or locations where public can access these tests, as information changes frequently. Please visit: I think I have COVID-19 What do I do? (publichealthgreybruce.on.ca) for more information.

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* Sexual health clinics are closed temporarily. If you need birth control prescriptions or STI testing, go to nearest emergency room. For condoms, visit our office during regular hours.

Falls Across the Lifespan

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Call to Action: Working Collectively to Prevent Falls Across the Lifespan

 

Falls and fall-related injuries cost Ontario $2.8 billion per year1. It is often thought that falls are only a problem for older adults, however falls occur in all age groups and can be severe causing injury and even death. Emergency room data shows that regardless of age Grey Bruce residents have a 72% higher rate of falling compared to the Ontario average, with fall rates among 15 to 24 year olds 124% higher. Risk factors for falls are complex and numerous, they change with age and development. Factors that impact falls include biological, behavioural, socioeconomic and environmental factors.  

 

Fall risk is reduced when individuals have adequate nutrition, are physically active and live in safe homes.

 

Injuries in Grey Bruce: Falls

Falls in Grey Bruce

 

  1. Parachute. (2015). The Cost of Injury in Canada – Summary Report: Falls & Transport Injury Trends in Children 2004 and 2010 . Toronto, Ontario: Parachute. Retrieved from; Cost of Injury-2015.pages (parachutecanada.org)

 

 

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