The New Zealand Injury Prevention Strategy (NZIPS) identifies six priority areas that most contribute to death and disability. One of these areas is falls. The Falls Prevention Strategy was created to address this area.
Falls account for a significant number of injuries among all age groups in New Zealand. Falls are the leading cause of injury hospitalisation, and one of the top three leading causes of injury death in New Zealand. This section discusses the main objectives and ACC’s role in implementing the Strategy.
Last updated: 4 December 2013
Last reviewed: 4 December 2013