In July 2018, Marymount University was awarded a second round of 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 Americans Act Falls Prevention Grant. 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.
COMMUNITY EDUCATION: To improve the fall prevention knowledge and behaviors of older adults and caregivers through community education and awareness efforts.
CAPACITY: To establish and sustain a sufficient number and variety of falls prevention programs to meet the needs of the Northern Virginia community.
INFRASTRUCTURE: To create a sustainable system which identifies needs, existing resources, and gaps in falls prevention programming and activities.
POLICY: To provide information to organizational and local and state leaders resulting in legislation, regulations, and policies that address falls prevention interventions.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES: To create easy and accessible tools for healthcare providers, older adults, and caregivers to utilize in order to reduce the risk of falls.
DATA: To capture quality falls-related data in order to monitor trends and assess change.
These are the evidence-based falls prevention programs we are currently implementing. Click below for more information