About the Alliance

Mission

The mission of the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance (NVFPA) is to maximize independence and improve quality of life of older adults by reducing falls and fall-related injuries. Alliance members work collaboratively to assure availability of, access to, and utilization of a coordinated and comprehensive system of community-based falls prevention programs and practices in the region.

 

Benefits of Joining

Alliance members enjoy the following benefits

  • Recognition as a member on the NVFPA website and in other community-facing materials;  
  • Ability to link your organization’s website to the NVFPA member website page;
  • Priority access to NVFPA resources, e.g. referrals of leaders and coaches, available facilities for programs, and more;
  • Opportunity to join the Alliance Steering Committee, which includes: 
    • Networking opportunities;
    • Professional development opportunities;
  • Access to expertise and best practices related to fall prevention;
  • Connection to local, regional and state initiatives regarding falls and falls prevention;
  • Vendor eligibility at internal NVFPA events and exhibits, with reduced vendor rates available;     

Expectations of Members

  • The Alliance’s expectations of members include the following:
  • Assign one individual from your organization/agency to be the representative to the Alliance;
  • Encourage and educate your organization/agency in the importance of falls prevention efforts;
  • Support efforts to educate the older adults you serve in the importance of falls prevention, including:  
    • Seek opportunities to engage your community in evidence-based fall prevention programs; 
    • Disseminate Alliance materials and providing referrals to Alliance resources; 
    • Work collaboratively to offer space and transportation solutions for Alliance-supported programs;
    • Contribute testimonials, success stories, and news items for the Alliance newsletter and website;
  • Explore and share ideas for sustainability of the services of the Alliance, including funding opportunities;
  • Advocate for legislation promoting fall prevention;
  • If electing to join the Alliance Steering Committee, attend Alliance meetings regularly and, as time and need arises, participate in an Alliance workgroup of your choice to assist in achieving the mission of the Alliance.  

Alliance Membership Form

Membership in the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance NVFPA (docx)

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