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NBHA Celebrates National Osteoporosis Month!

MAY IS NATIONAL OSTEOPOROSIS MONTH: TAKE 2 MINUTES TO ADVANCE POST FRACTURE CARE Every 2 minutes someone in the US breaks their hip. For National Osteoporosis Month this May, NBHA is urging its members and healthcare providers across the county to take 2 minutes each day to address the current osteoporosis care gap that is leaving millions of patients at high risk for repeat and potentially life-altering fractures. Check out the activities, programs and resources available from our members below and commit to TAKE 2 MINUTES each day of National Osteoporosis Month to stop a fragility fracture. Come back often, we will continue updating the site throughout the month. American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists Visit the following resources available from AACE to advance your osteoporosis clinical care:

  American College of Rheumatology Check out ACR’s Simple Tasks Campaign to learn more about all rheumatic diseases.    American Orthopaedic Association: Own the Bone Follow Own the Bone this month on Twitter @owntheboneAOA for its social media campaign highlighting bone health. And visit the Own the Bone website for a number of secondary fracture prevention and bone health-related educational activities  happening in May and June, including the full-day Fragility Fracture Symposium & Workshop taking place in Boston. Own the Bone also offers a library of more than 20 recorded webinars on post-fracture bone health management, which anyone can access with a complimentary Own the Bone Network account.  Own the Bone had an advertisement featured in JBJS highlighting the work the AOA, AAOS, AOFAS, OTA, PAOS, and NAON are doing to address secondary fracture prevention and the bone health of their patients, view it here. American Society for Bone and Mineral Research Be sure to review the four articles below published in the Journal of Bone and Mineral Research that will help you raise awareness for FLS and make sure your FLS is optimized to measure and demonstrate its impact. 

  MedtronicTo celebrate National Osteoporosis Month, Medtronic is sharing patient stories like Charlene’s with national and local media to raise awareness for the impact of osteoporosis and vertebral compression fractures. Click here to watch Charlene’s Story and share it with your patients and colleagues.   National Osteoporosis FoundationNOF is celebrating National Osteoporosis Month with its Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign and offering tools and resources to help people build strong bones and prevent or manage osteoporosis. NOF is encouraging everyone (who is able!) to join them in taking the Jumping Jack Challenge by doing 10 jumping jacks in 10 seconds and helping spread the word to raise awareness about bone health and funds to support bone health research. Visit the NOF website to learn more about the Break Free from Osteoporosis campaign and the Jumping Jack Challenge:   National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation The National Osteogenesis Imperfecta Foundation is celebrating Osteogenesis Imperfecta Awareness Week from May 5-12, 2018. The week is scheduled around Wishbone Day, which is an international OI Awareness Day on May 6th. During OI Awareness Week, the OI community, Foundation, and supporters are encouraged to use fundraising events, social media, and individual state proclamations to raise awareness for osteogenesis imperfecta. For more information, visit U.S. Bone and Joint InitiativeAre you Fit to a T? “Fit to a T” is a free public education program aimed at the general public that focuses on fracture prevention, bone health, osteoporosis, and making informed bone health decisions. Visit the Fit to a T website to find out how you can host or present a Fit to a T program for National Osteoporosis Month:  --------------------------------------------------- Take 2 Actions Today: Read and share our press release for additional details on National Osteoporosis Month and the importance of improving post fracture care. Use the suggested posts in our social media calendar to help spread the word about our member’s activities. Learn about Bone Health TeleCHO today!

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