4BoneHealth is designed to provide an evidence-based resource on bone health for people of all ages and stages of bone health. Our educational focus is directed at 4 groups: kids, teens, adults, and seniors. We invite you to explore our beginning beta-version website. Let us know what you like, what you don’t like, and what you would like to see and learn about.
The Alliance for Aging Research is the nation’s leading non-profit organization dedicated to supporting and accelerating the pace of medical discoveries to vastly improve the universal human experience of aging and health.
The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Foundation (AANP Foundation) was conceived and created by the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners (AANP) to help meet the need for funding for NP-related education, as well as healthcare focused research and projects. The AANP Foundation began operations in March 1998 as an independently incorporated 501(c)(3) philanthropic, nonprofit organization. The AANP Foundation is proud to be the first national foundation of its kind working to benefit nurse practitioners of all specialties. Many AANP Foundation programs are exclusive AANP member benefits.
Founded in 1933, the AAOS is the preeminent provider of musculoskeletal education to orthopaedic surgeons and others in the world. Its continuing medical education activities include a world-renowned Annual Meeting, multiple CME courses held around the country and at the Orthopaedic Learning Center, and various medical and scientific publications and electronic media materials. The American Association of Orthopaedic Surgeons Founded by the Academy Board of Directors in 1997, the Association engages in health policy and advocacy activities on behalf of musculoskeletal patients and the profession of orthopaedic surgery.
Founded in 1968, the American Academy of Physician Assistants is the national professional society for physician assistants. It represents a profession of more than 84,000 certified PAs across all medical and surgical specialties in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, the majority of the U.S. territories, and within the uniformed services. AAPA advocates and educates on behalf of the profession and the patients PAs serve. It works to ensure the professional growth, personal excellence and recognition of physician assistants and to enhance their ability to improve the quality, accessibility and cost-effectiveness of patient-centered healthcare.
The American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists (AACE) represents more than 6,500 endocrinologists in the United States and abroad. AACE is the largest association of clinical endocrinologists in the world. The majority of AACE members are certified in Endocrinology and Metabolism and concentrate on the treatment of patients with endocrine and metabolic disorders including diabetes, thyroid disorders, osteoporosis, growth hormone deficiency, cholesterol disorders, hypertension and obesity.
American Bone Health provides education, resources, and tools to help you understand bone disease and bone health.
Whether you are newly diagnosed with osteoporosis, looking for testing, in a treatment program or interested in ways to prevent bone loss, American Bone Health has a wealth of information to help you.
We use insights from our research organization, theFoundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education(FORE), to stay abreast of the latest technologies and treatments. FORE focuses on research and professional education. We at American Bone Health focus on supporting you and your community. In addition to education and tools, we also provideopportunities for you to get involvedto spread the word about bone health and osteoporosis prevention.
We realize you’re on the front lines and we promise to be there with you every step of the way. Educating and supporting communities and families like yours is our priority.
Join usas we spread the word about healthy bones one community at a time.
The American Orthopaedic Association (AOA), founded in 1887, is the oldest and most distinguished orthopaedic association in the world. The AOA’s mission is to identify, develop, engage and recognize leadership to further the art and science of orthopaedics. Membership in the AOA is achieved by those who have made a significant contribution to education, research, and the practice of orthopaedic surgery. Currently, the AOA has over 1,500 members. Own the Bone®, a program developed by the AOA, is a web-based quality improvement initiative that encourages a multi-disciplinary approach to improve the identification, evaluation, and treatment of patients with osteoporosis after fragility fractures. The program provides educational materials and provides benchmarking capabilities through its web-based registry.
American Society for Bone and Mineral Research (ASBMR) - the premier professional, scientific and medical society that brings together clinical and experimental scientists involved in the study of bone and mineral metabolism. The Society has a membership of nearly 4,000 scientists and physicians. The ASBMR mission is to promote excellence in bone and mineral research, foster integration of clinical and basic research, and facilitate the translation of that science to health care and clinical practice. ASBMR hosts the premier annual scientific meeting, and publishes the field's highest impact journal and textbook.
A biotechnology pioneer since 1980, Amgen was one of the first companies to realize the new science's promise by bringing safe, effective medicines from lab to manufacturing plant to patient. Amgen therapeutics have changed the practice of medicine, helping millions of people around the world in the fight against cancer, kidney disease, rheumatoid arthritis, bone disease and other serious illnesses.
The mission of the California Hispanic Osteoporosis Foundation (CHOF) is to increase awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis with the goal to improve the quality of life in hispanic women and men.
Lilly, a leading innovation-driven corporation, is developing a growing portfolio of pharmaceutical products by applying the latest research from its own worldwide laboratories and from collaborations with eminent scientific organizations.
Fibrous Dysplasia Foundation, Inc. (The FD Foundation) is a worldwide, not-for-profit, charitable organization of volunteers whose mission is to provide information, advocacy and support for patients, medical professionals and the general public and promote research for diagnosis, treatment and a cure for Fibrous Dysplasia (FD) and McCune-Albright's Syndrome (MAS), Cherubism and related diseases. Our goal is to improve the quality of life for affected individuals and their families.
The Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE) is the premier resource for osteoporosis information and education and bone health promotion in Northern California and a national leader in developing proven models for treatment, intervention and prevention of osteoporosis throughout the cycle of life and among diverse populations.
The mission of American Bone Health is to mobilize communities with timely bone health information that supports strong and healthy bones and prevents osteoporosis and fractures. Established by the Foundation for Osteoporosis Research and Education (FORE) as a community-based, chapter-driven, health organization, American Bone Health builds capacity for local community outreach through technical support, programs and public awareness campaigns. We engage public advocates for osteoporosis prevention, detection and treatment.
GE Healthcare provides transformational medical technologies that are helping a new age of patient care. GE Healthcare’s expertise in medical imaging and information technologies, medical diagnostics, patient monitoring and life support systems, disease research, drug discovery, and biopharmaceutical manufacturing technologies is helping physicians detect disease earlier and to tailor personalized treatments for patients.
The Gerontological Society of America (GSA) is the nation's oldest and largest interdisciplinary organization devoted to research, education, and practice in the field of aging. The principal mission of the Society — and its 5,400+ members — is to advance the study of aging and disseminate information among scientists, decision makers, and the general public.
The Global Healthy Living Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit advocacy organization, based in New York, with the mission to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. The GHLF accomplishes its mission by advocating for improved access to care and by educating the community about the importance of diagnosis, early and innovative medical intervention, long-term lifestyle improvement, and therapeutic compliance.
Health Monitor Network is the nation’s leading patient-education company. With a platform of 40 million patients through 120,000 physician offices, 2 million households, 360,000 physicians, and 2 million patients at home, the company has set the standard for high-quality, patient-friendly health information. Trusted by physicians, major medical associations and other healthcare providers, Health Monitor Network’s award-winning multi-media programs facilitate dialogue between patients and their healthcare professionals so that condition sufferers can be more informed, motivated and empowered to get the best care available.
HealthyWomen (HW) is the nation's leading nonprofit health information source for women. For more than 20 years, women have been coming to HW for answers to their most pressing and personal health care questions. Its website, www.HealthyWomen.org®, was recognized by ForbesWoman as one of the "Top 100 Websites for Women" and recommended by Dr. Mehmet Oz as his choice for one-stop women's health advice.
Hologic, Inc. (Nasdaq: HOLX) is a leading developer, manufacturer and supplier of premium diagnostic products, medical imaging systems, and surgical products dedicated to serving the healthcare needs of women throughout the world.
Founded in 2012, The International Geriatric Fracture Society (IGFS) has the mission to become recognized as the foremost international authority for collaboration on the delivery of evidenced-based patient-centered care for the treatment of geriatric or fragility fractures.
The International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) is a multidisciplinary, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing excellence in the assessment of skeletal health by: promoting education and a broader understanding of the clinical applications of bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies; assuring proficiency and quality in the assessment of skeletal health through certification and accreditation; supporting clinical and scientific advances in the diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis; promote appropriate patient access to bone mass measurement and other skeletal health assessment technologies.
Kaiser Permanente is an integrated non-profit managed care consortium, based in Oakland, California, founded in 1945 by industrialist Henry J. Kaiser and physician Sidney Garfield. Kaiser serves 8.9 million members in 9 states and the District of Columbia, and is the largest managed care organization in the United States. Kaiser Permanente has over 167,300 employees, 14,600 physicians, 35 medical centers, and 431 medical offices.
The Lymphangiomatosis & Gorham's Disease Alliance is a patient support foundation focused on providing disease information, helping to find access to medical expertise, and supporting research for two poorly understood, very rare diseases of unknown etiology: lymphangiomatosis and Gorham's disease. These two diseases, which can affect bones, soft tissue and viscera, are benign, but dangerous in infants and young children - especially with infiltration of lesions involving the spine or thoracic region.
Medtronic was founded in 1949 as a medical equipment repair shop by Earl Bakken and his brother-in-law, Palmer Hermundslie. Since then, Medtronic has grown into a multinational company that uses technology to transform the way debilitating, chronic diseases are treated.
Today's Merck is a global healthcare leader working to help the world be well. Merck is known as MSD outside the United States and Canada. Through our prescription medicines, vaccines, biologic therapies, and consumer care and animal health products, we work with customers and operate in more than 140 countries to deliver innovative health solutions. We also demonstrate our commitment to increasing access to healthcare through far-reaching policies, programs and partnerships. For more information, visit www.merck.com and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook and YouTube.
The MHE Research Foundation: Mission is to REACH, advance & support the following. RESEARCH: To assist and support researchers in order to one day discover a cure for MHE EDUCATION: To provide vital clinical informational guides to both families and physicians ADVOCACY: Bring awareness about this disease throughout the world CLINICAL: To provide directories to families enabling them to locate the medical care they require HOPE: bring a better quality of life to the families affected by MHE.
MindwaysCT is an industry leader and technology innovator in low dose CT bone densitometry, providing physicians with systems that enable the fully quantitative assessment of CT images. Focused on the accurate determination of tissue densities, structures and types, Mindways continues research and development efforts to advance our quantitative CT (QCT) technologies for new and innovative applications.
NPWH is a non-profit, membership organization for nurse practitioners in primary care and women's health specialty practices. Our mission is to assure the provision of quality health care to women of all ages by nurse practitioners. Quality health care encompasses an individual's physical, emotional, and spiritual needs. NPWH is a trusted source of information on nurse practitioner education, practice, public health policy and women's health issues.
The National Council of Women's Organizations (NCWO) is a non-partisan network of over 240 organizations representing more than 12 million women. Affiliates, which include America's leading women's research, service and advocacy groups, are diverse and their platforms vary.
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is the leading consumer and community-focused health organization dedicated to the prevention of osteoporosis and broken bones, the promotion of strong bones for life and the reduction of human suffering through programs of public and clinician awareness, education, advocacy and research.
Optasia Medical makes software that facilitates the reading of X-rays for the management of musculoskeletal diseases. Our products are used by physicians to identify and monitor patients who will benefit from treatment. With our automated software tools, X-rays can be evaluated more rapidly, more accurately and more reproducibly. Our flagship product, SpineAnalyzer™ helps address the problem of under-treated osteoporosis by providing a rapid workflow for assessing and clearly documenting often-missed vertebral fracture.
The mission of the OI Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people affected by Osteogenesis Imperfecta through research to find treatments and a cure, education, awareness and mutual support.
Founded in 1980, the Older Women’s League (OWL), known as “The Voice of Midlife and Older Women,” is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, national grassroots membership organization that focuses solely on issues unique to women as they age. OWL works to provide mutual support for its members and constituents, and serves as a bridge between women’s groups and organizations representing the aging. OWL accomplishes its work through research, education, and advocacy activities conducted through its member and support networks.
As a global leader in healthcare, Roche Diagnostics offers a broad portfolio of tools that help healthcare providers in the early detection, prevention, diagnosis and treatment of diseases like congestive heart failure, HIV, hepatitis and diabetes, as well as other medical conditions, such as fertility and blood coagulation. These products and services are used by researchers, physicians, patients, hospitals and laboratories worldwide to help improve people’s lives.
Sectra provides industry-leading radiology IT, orthopaedic, osteoporosis and rheumatology solutions, with more than 20 years’ experience in delivering and servicing complete radiology solutions, big and small.
Soft Bones, Inc. Hypophosphatasia Foundation was organized in 2009 to provide information and to establish a forum to educate, empower and connect patients living with hypophosphatasia (HPP). Deborah Sittig founded Soft Bones after her son was diagnosed at just 18 months old. The Sittig family was concerned about the lack of information or anyone to turn to for support and started Soft Bones to connect with patients and medical experts from around the world. The mission of the Soft Bones Foundation is to provide valuable information, education and support for people living with Hypophosphatasia (HPP), their families and caregivers. The Foundation will also promote research of this rare bone disease through awareness and fund-raising efforts.
Founded in 1916, The Endocrine Society is the world's oldest, largest, and most active organization devoted to research on hormones and the clinical practice of endocrinology. The Society's membership consists of more than 15,000 scientists, physicians, educators, nurses and students from over 100 countries. Members represent all basic, applied, and clinical interests in endocrinology, including osteoporosis, diabetes, reproduction, infertility, thyroid disease, obesity, growth hormone, pituitary tumors, and adrenal insufficiency. For more information, go to www.endo-society.org.
The Paget Foundation, a national voluntary health agency founded in 1978, is the premier resource for information on Paget's disease of bone. Paget's disease is the second most prevalent bone disease after osteoporosis. The Foundation also provides information on other bone-related conditions including primary hyperparathyroidism, fibrous dysplasia and the rare disease osteoperosis.
The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the worldwide Bone and Joint Decade, an international collaborative movement sanctioned by the United Nations/World Health Organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with bone and joint disorders, including osteoporosis, and to advance the understanding, prevention and treatment of these conditions. As a unique, interdisciplinary coalition of organizations, the USBJI connects thought leaders, health care professionals, educators, researchers, industry professionals, patients and patient advocates. It develops collaborative programs and activities, and creates forums to exchange information, build partnerships, and develop consensus on issues of common concern to its members and society at large.
Warner Chilcott is a leading specialty pharmaceutical company currently focused on the women's healthcare, gastroenterology, dermatology and urology segments of the branded pharmaceuticals market, primarily in North America. We are a fully integrated Company with internal resources dedicated to the development, manufacturing and promotion of our products.
The Washington Osteoporosis Coalition (WOC) is raising awareness of the impact of osteoporosis on the people and health care workers of Washington State. Through education, communication, and public activity, WOC aims to prevent osteoporosis and reduce the number of broken bones and medical problems caused by the disease.
Women In Government Foundation, Inc. (WIG) is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization of women state legislators providing leadership opportunities, networking, expert forums, and educational resources. WIG serves all 1,744 women who serve in state legislatures from across the country.
The XLH Network is a patient advocacy organization. X-Linked Hypophosphatemia (XLH) is a relatively rare genetic phosphate wasting disorder, affecting an estimated 1 in 20,000 people. Children who inherit the disease present with rickets, severe bowing or knock-kneed legs and short stature while debilitating bone and cartilage abnormalities persist throughout adulthood, despite treatment. At present, there is no cure for XLH.