Traumatic Brain Injury

Falls Prevention Initiative

Did you know that:

  • Falls are the leading cause of fatal and non-fatal injuries among older adults?
  • Falls are the primary cause of Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI)-related deaths?
  • The highest percentage of TBI-related deaths were among those over the age of 65 (41%)?
  • Vermont was ranked 41st in the nation with regards to the % of adults 65 and older who had reported falling in the last 12 months? (America’s Health Rankings Senior Report)

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Megan Tierney-Ward, Division Director
HC 2 South, 280 State Drive
Waterbury, VT 05671-2070
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