preventing falls

2018 Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign Stan Michaels— Fall Prevention Coordinator The EMSIPSB and Fall Prevention Consortium’s 6th Annual Fall Prevention Awareness Campaign launched on June 12, 2018 with a press release from the DOH Communication office.  It highlights the 7 main areas of the Campaign’s focus, which includes: (1) 240 public service announcements on 3 ...
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           Summer 2016 Falls Prevention Campaign Stanley J. Michaels – Senior Fall Prevention Specialist Senior fall injuries are an enormous problem and place a huge burden on our seniors and their families as well as our health system. To address this issue, EMS and Injury Prevention System Branch (EMSIPSB) and the Hawaii Fall Prevention Consortium in ...
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Please download an updated overview of the leading causes of injury related death, hospitalizations, and emergency department visits. Injury Data Overview 2010-2014

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE June 4, 2015 15-025 Hawaii Department of Health and the Hawaii Fall Prevention Consortium Launch 2015 Senior Fall Prevention Campaign to Reduce Fall-Related Injuries on June 8 HONOLULU – Falls among Hawaii seniors are reaching troubling numbers and are creating an enormous burden on individuals, families and our health care system. Every ...
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Dan Galanis, epidemiologist for the Department of Health’s Injury Prevention and Control Section discusses falls injury data and local prevention efforts with Mid Week Hawaii. Dan Galanis, the state Department of Health’s numbers man | Lawrence Tabudlo photo   “Hawaii averages 85 seniors (65 and older) who die in falls every year. Another 1,960 are ...
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TCHI Certified Tai Chi Classes Hawaii state wide availability There may be other tai chi classes available statewide. This list is composed of currently certified Tai Chi for Health Institute (TCHI) instructors. This list will be constantly updated and is not to be considered the only quality tai chi available. However those listed here have ...
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Tai Chi for Arthritis Fall Prevention Workshop An evidence-based program that is supported by the Center for Disease Control to improve balance, this Sun Style tai chi protocol was created by Dr. Paul Lam, a family physician and Chief Medical Officer, Dr. Patience White of the Arthritis Foundation. It is used in facilities worldwide to ...
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