NOVA Falls Prevention Alliance

Our Mission

The mission of the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance (NVFPA) is to assure availability of, access to, and utilization of a coordinated and comprehensive system of community-based programs and practices aimed at reducing risk for falls and fall-related injuries in older adults thus maximizing independence and improving quality of life.  

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is Sept. 16 - 22, 2018!

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is coming!

 The Virginia General Assembly recently passed HJR 81, which proclaims the 3rd full week in September as Falls Prevention Awareness Week in Virginia. This is exciting as it brings statewide attention to this important health issue.



Falls Prevention Awareness Week Resources

Click on the button below for a list of resources and links you can use to help promote falls prevention in your community! 

Evidence-Based Programs

Learn about evidence-based falls prevention programs.   View the Falls Prevention Programs: Saving Lives, Saving Money infographic for information on the impact of falls among older adults and the benefits and return on investment of evidence-based falls prevention programs. 

About The Programs

STAY ACTIVE AND INDEPENDENT FOR LIFE (SAIL)

A Strength, balance, and fitness program. 

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A MATTER OF BALANCE

A structured group intervention that emphasizes practical strategies to reduce the fear of falling and increase activity levels.  Learn More...

OTAGO EXERCISE PROGRAM

 

An individually tailored strength and balance program. 

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How we can help you

Become an Evidence-Based Falls Prevention Program Leader

We offer training workshops to certify you as a Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) and A Matter of Balance Leader! 

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Implement a Falls Prevention Program at your Organization

We work with you to establish, support, and sustain these evidence-based falls prevention programs at your organization.

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Falls Prevention Resources for Older Adults

Learn more about resources available in northern Virginia that help you maintain your health and independence!

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Help Our Cause

Your support and contributions will enable us to meet our goals and improve the quality of life to older adults. Your generous donation will fund our mission.

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