It Takes a Village... to Prevent a Fall

From the brief: 

All of rural California, and particularly the Redwood Coast Region (Del Norte, Humboldt, Mendocino and Trinity counties), has an increasing population of older residents who are at risk of preventable falls. In fact, the Redwood Coast Region has recorded a higher percentage of falls among seniors than California as a whole. Fall prevention means that the home must be safe, but also that the community environment must be navigable so people are encouraged to venture outside and be active.

by Melissa Jones, Esq., Health Policy Analyst

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