February 2015


Did You Know?

 

Did You Know? is a weekly feature from the Center for State, Tribal, Local, and Territorial Support to inform your prevention activities. We invite you to read, share, and take action!

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February 27, 2015
February 20, 2015
  • Every year, one in three people aged 65 or older experiences a fall, which is the leading cause of both fatal and nonfatal injuries among older adults.
  • Falls among older adults cost the US $30 billion a year in direct medical expenses.
  • A new study finds that community-based fall prevention programsExternal are feasible and effective and save money.
February 13, 2015
February 6, 2015
  • More than 58 million nonsmokers in the US—including 15 million children ages 3-11—are exposed to secondhand smoke, according to the latest CDC Vital Signs.
  • Exposure to secondhand smoke kills more than 41,000 adult nonsmokers each year from heart disease and lung cancer and more than 400 infants from sudden infant death syndrome.
  • Proven interventionsExternal, including adopting smoke-free policiesExternal for public and residential buildings, can reduce secondhand smoke exposure.

Did You Know?  information and web links are current as of their publication date. They may become outdated over time.

Page last reviewed: November 9, 2015