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Fall prevention

This fall prevention one hour online learning module is designed to give anyone working with older adults such as personal support workers, volunteers, friends and family, or older adults who support others close to them, valuable information regarding falls and fall prevention.

This training is based on current literature, the Canadian Fall Prevention Curriculum and best practices in fall prevention.

City of Ottawa ulearn: Falls and Older Adults

Older Adult Resources:
The "You CAN prevent Falls" factsheet [PDF] is available, to assist older adult in making the needed adjustments to their home and lifestyle to help stay independent and safe. It includes a tool to assist in identifying hazards around the home, information about protective health behaviours to reduce personal risk, and an action plan to make changes

The "Staying Independent Checklist" [PDF] is intended to be used by older adults to complete a self-screening for falls risk.

Hand hygiene

Learn more about preventing the spread of germs in the below resources prepared by OPH.

The information below is available in other formats. Contact Ottawa Public Health at 613-580-6744 to request the document in an accessible format.

Heat
Extreme Heat Events
Info and tools for health care providers on the dangers of extreme heat, and how to properly prevent, diagnosis and treat heat-related illnesses.
Rabies

Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care: Guidance Document for the Management of Suspected Rabies Exposures
This document is in support of the Rabies Prevention and Control Protocol, 2008 (or as current) under the Ontario Public Health Standards.

Better Strength, Better Balance

Better Strength, Better Balance! is a fall prevention exercise and education program for people aged 65+. It is a beginner level program for thos wishing to improve their strength and balance.

Promote the Better Strength, Better Balance program with a printable poster (PDF)

Cannabis

Resource Name and Target Audience

Resource Description

Picture of Resource

Blunt Fact Poster (Smoke)

General population

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that inhaling cannabis smoke can harm your lungs. The recommendation is to choose other ways to use. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom. 

 A photo of half a woman's face thinking and looking up with her finger pointed at her chin and text written beside her

Blunt Fact Poster 

For parents 

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that using cannabis as a teen can change the way the brain grows and how it works. The recommendation is to help them reach their full potential: Talk early, often and openly about cannabis. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.   A photo of half the face of a man smiling with text written beside him

Blunt Fact Poster (Impaired Driving)

General population

Posters, as shown on the right, were developed for the Blunt Fact campaign targeting the general population. This poster describes that cannabis can slow your reaction time and impair your ability to drive. The recommendation is to plan a safe ride. For more information, a link to the Ottawa Public Health's (OPH) Cannabis Website is provided with the bilingual logo at the bottom.   A photo of half the face of a man with his mouth opened, surprised and text written beside him

Blunt Fact Poster: Know How Cannabis Affects You

Youth and Young Adults

A poster, as shown on the right, was developed to target youth and young adults regarding cannabis use. This poster is a screenshot of a conversation through text message between two peers. Peer number one is using cannabis and is asking if peer number two would like to try it. Peer number two says no, explains the reason being he/she doesn't want to mess up their growing brain and body, and provides the following three resources:

The Link logo provided by Ottawa Public Health is placed at the bottom of the poster. 

A screenshot of a text messaging conversation between two peers

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