Upcoming Training Programs

Become a Leader of an evidence-based falls prevention program!

A Matter of Balance Coach Training: November 16, 2017

Stay Active and Independent for Life Leader Training: December 11, 2017

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, 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.  

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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