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.
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.
Click on the button below for a list of resources and links you can use to help promote falls prevention in your community!
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.
We offer training workshops to certify you as a Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL) and A Matter of Balance Leader!
We work with you to establish, support, and sustain these evidence-based falls prevention programs at your organization.
Learn more about resources available in northern Virginia that help you maintain your health and independence!