Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices

9. Reducing hazards that cause trauma

9. Reducing hazards that cause trauma

If houses are poorly designed and constructed, or not well maintained, there is an increased risk that residents may be injured. Elderly people, people with disabilities and young children are, particularly at risk. Injuries may require medical treatment or hospitalisation and could result in infections or even disability.

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The Housing for Health methodology is based on Safety and the 9 Healthy Living Practices. These Practices link your health and the place where you live, anywhere in the world. The Healthy Living Practices are prioritized on the basis of existing public health knowledge and their likely impact on health.

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