Osaka Jikei College Japanese Students
Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA has been welcoming students from Osaka Jikei College, their sister college in Osaka, Japan for more than 10 years. We were recently invited to share our knowledge about evidence-based programs for fall prevention in older adults with approximately 25 students majoring in gerontology who were engaged in a three-day study tour and cultural exchange here in Washington State. After learning about the creation and dissemination of the SAIL Program,
We were honored to be invited to Mobile, Alabama in February 2019 to collaborate with AltaPointe Health to provide their initial SAIL Program Leader training.
AltaPointe Health is Alabama’s largest and most comprehensive behavioral healthcare and psychiatric hospital system. AltaPointe’s mission is to plan and facilitate a comprehensive, behavioral healthcare system that promotes the wellness and recovery of people living with mental illness, substance use disorders and developmental disability.
AltaPointe Health’s four main divisions of service include inpatient,
Foundation for Senior Living (FSL)
In 2016, Tom Egan, President and CEO of the Foundation for Senior Living (FSL) applied for and was awarded a grant from the State of Arizona Office of the Attorney General. The grant enabled key personnel to implement the SAIL Program in Adult Day Health Services in Phoenix, Tempe, and Glendale, Arizona.
Click to watch a one-minute video of Tom Egan introducing the SAIL Program:
Mary Servin, RN, BC and Program Director of Adult Day Health Services at FSL was the first to envision the possibility of a SAIL Program at FSL.
Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance
In August 2016, Marymount University, in partnership with Goodwin House, was 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. This grant resulted in the creation of the Northern Virginia Falls Prevention Alliance. The mission of the alliance is to maximize independence and improve quality of life of older adults by reducing falls and fall-related injuries.
The SAIL Program was chosen as one of the evidence-based programs that would be implemented in northern Virginia.