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.
In August 2016, Marymount University, in partnership with Goodwin House, were 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.
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.
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.
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We work with you to establish, support, and sustain these evidence-based falls prevention programs at your organization.
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