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.  

History of the NVFPA

In August 2016, Marymount University, in partnership with Goodwin House, was awarded a two-year grant from the Administration for Community Living to increase the availability and accessibility of evidence-based falls prevention programs in northern Virginia.

In July 2018, Marymount University was awarded funding to implement the Academic Community Partnership for Falls Prevention Network Hub. This is a US Dept. of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Older Amercians’ Act Falls Prevention Grant. This will allow us to continue to expand the work of the Regional Training Office and the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance (NVFPA) for the next three years.

The NVFPA is an alliance of public and private agencies and organizations dedicated to promoting programs and strategies that decrease falls and falls-related injuries in older adults and at-risk individuals across the region.

Dr. Rita Wong, is the director of the NVFPA.  

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

Falls Prevention Awareness Week is coming!


The VA 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.

Check back soon 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


A Strength, balance, and fitness program. 

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



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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