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Healthy People. Healthy Choices.
Healthy Lake County.
Tony Beltran, MBA, Executive Director.

 Best Foot Forward - Preventing Falls
 in Lake County

Injury due to falling is the number one source of accidental injury deaths among seniors and the number one cause of accidental injury admissions to a hospital.
The Lake  County Health Department is part of the Falls Prevention Task Force, which collects and analyzes available data regarding the frequency, scope, and impact of falls on Lake County seniors. Read the latest report.

Rates of Inpatient Hospitalizations due to Falls, Age 65+, 2009-2011
Representatives from groups throughout Lake County are working together to help seniors prevent that first fall through a falls prevention task force called Best Foot Forward (BFF). A goal of the Health Department is to reduce injury from falls and this page is a location where information and links to resources are provided to help seniors put their best foot forward in their daily lives. Many organizations are focusing on the effort, including the Lake County Health Department/Community Health Center, Rosalind Franklin University, assisted living communities, private and public organizations as well as the following hospitals:


  • Advocate Condell Medical Center
  • Advocate Good Shepherd Hospital
  • NorthShore University Health System
  • Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
  • Vista Health System
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