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Moving Forward: Comprehensive Integrated Mental Health Plan, 2006-2011 

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Non-fatal Falls Requiring Hospitalization, Ages 65+

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The rate of falls requiring hospitalization for individuals age 65 and over is consistently higher in Alaska than it is in the U.S. Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury in the elderly and are Alaska’s leading cause of hospitalization for traumatic brain injury.

Sources: CDC National Center for Injury Prevention and Control, WISQARS Non-fatal Injury Reports and DHSS DPH Alaska Trauma Registry

 
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