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Regional Training Office

The Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Regional Training Office (RTO) was created in August 2016 in an effort to provide ongoing training and support for leaders of evidence-based falls prevention programs across northern Virginia. The RTO periodically hosts training workshops for A Matter of Balance, Stay Active and Independent for Life, and provides vouchers for an online Otago training. The RTO serves as a resource for trained leaders in the region by providing assistance in a number of ways including:

  • Mentor-ship

  • Annual update workshops

  • Refresher courses

  • Master trainer visits

  • Support with participant recruitment and publicity of programs.

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The RTO is housed within the Malek School of Health Professions at Marymount University.

Mission

The Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Regional Training Office (RTO) at Marymount University seeks to improve the lives of older adults by preparing and supporting individuals to be excellent leaders and coaches of evidence based falls prevention programs. Through ongoing training and support, the RTO can ensure that there is an adequate workforce capacity to ensure the availability of evidence-based falls prevention programs that reduce the falls risk and improve quality of life for older adults in northern Virginia.   

Goals

  • To offer workshops to train leaders of evidence-based falls prevention programs

  • To serve as a resource and establish a system of support for trained leaders in the region

  • To ensure excellence in trainers by managing quality assurance and fidelity to the programs.

  • To increase quality of life for older adults living in Northern Virginia by increasing the availability of evidence-based falls prevention programs proven to reduce falls risk.