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Accident Compensation Corporation

ACC is working across the broader health sector, including Osteoporosis New Zealand to facilitate better integration of services for fall and fracture prevention in older people. By intervening early to identify falls risk and responding to “herald falls”, the aim is to prevent a known pattern of falling which often leads to a severe fracture. If a fracture does occur, effective treatment and rehabilitation will be provided and the falls prevention programme will ensure that the appropriate secondary prevention activity is coordinated for the patient to reduce the risk of further falls and, consequently, fractures.

We are working with and through our partners to support falls and fracture prevention activities including developing education tools and resources, promoting best practice and helping DHBs with data.