Funding to prevent falls?

Dec 07, 2016

Think falling down isn't a public policy issue? According to the CDC, fall-related injuries result in over $30 billion per year nationally in medical costs--a total expected to rise to roughly $67 billion by 2020. That's already nearly as much as the total expenditures on cancer treatment in the US.

Adults over the age of 85 suffer fall-related injuries at higher rates, and the injuries are also more common among low-income seniors.

Population changes in NH

Jun 26, 2015

According to the latest data from the U.S. Census Bureau, the New Hampshire population is growing in Hillsborough, Rockingham and Strafford counties.

Much of that growth is due to people migrating into the Granite State.  Migration to New Hampshire dropped sharply after the 2008 recession, but rebounded in the past two years.

On the other hand, the population is rapidly decreasing in Northern New Hampshire, and residents age 65 and older are the fastest growing age group in the state. 

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