Community and Home Injury Prevention Project for Seniors (CHIPPS)
INJURIES CAN BE PREVENTED. People often think that falling and injuries such as a broken hip happen by chance. For those over age 60, such events are seen as an inevitable consequence of aging.
Falls, burns, and scalds do pose special problem to older people, but we believe it is possible to prevent such injuries. This means INJURIES ARE NO ACCIDENT! CHIPPS is helping older people avoid these problems at home and in the community.
The goal of the CHIPPS program is to:
- Create awareness that many injuries to older people can be prevented.
- Develop simple ways to recognize and correct injury hazards.
- Provide resources and information to health professionals and the public
Those over age 60.
Community and Home Injury Prevention Project for Seniors (CHIPPS), a program in the Community Health Education Section, can be reached at: 415-581-2415.