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Integrating Fall Prevention into Primary Care in Oregon

Falls are the leading cause of fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults aged 65 years and older. But falls aren’t an inevitable part of aging—and that’s the premise behind the STEADI (Stopping Elderly Accidents, Deaths, and Injuries) Initiative from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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