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Traumatic Brain Injuries can Result from Senior Falls

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For older adults, their children, caregivers, and health care providers, CDC recently developed the “Help Seniors Live Better, Longer: Prevent Brain Injury” initiative. Developed in collaboration with 26 organizations, it features easy-to-use English- and Spanish-language materials in a concise question-and-answer format to help prevent, recognize, and respond to TBI. For more information and materials, visit:

CDC has also created resources for practitioners and community-based organizations. “Preventing Falls: What Works. A CDC Compendium of Effective Community-based Interventions from Around the World” and “Preventing Falls: How to Develop Community Based Fall Prevention Programs for Older Adults” can be downloaded or ordered at:

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The study citation is doi:10.1016/j.jsr.2008.05.001.


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