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Falls Prevention Week 2021!

September 20th - 24th is National Falls Prevention Week. 

  • Every year, more than 1 in 4 adults age 65+ fall. This results in 3 million emergency room admissions to treat falls injuries.

  • Falls are the leading cause of traumatic brain injuries.

  • Falls and their consequences cost the U.S. healthcare system ~$50 billion annually. Falls account for $29 billion in Medicare spending and $9 billion in Medicaid spending.

*CDC, National Council on Again, NASHIA

Help raise awareness and prevention efforts in your communities around Falls Prevention. This public health issue impacts all ages, communities, medical and healthcare systems. Below are local and national resources available for more information. 

BIAAZ - Think Tall - Don't Fall Program

National Council on Aging

Arizona Falls Prevention Coalition

CDC - STEADI Program

AzSCIA Annual Conference

 

AzSCIA's 6th Annual Push Forward Conference!

Arizona Spinal Cord Injury Association is hosting their 6th Annual Push Forward Conference on Friday, October 15th, 2021 from 8am-4pm at Desert Willow Conference Cneter! This year's conference will be back in person for consumers, family members, and professionals. 

Conference is FREE for consumers and one family member. Professionals, students, andadditoonal family and friends are $30. Registration is required

AzSCIA Event Page

If you have questions about the conference please call the office at 602-507-4209.

 

September is National Spinal Cord Injury Awareness Month!