World Osteoporosis Day 2016
Osteoporosis National Action Plan launched on World Osteoporosis Day
The result of a 12 month collaboration from a national alliance of stakeholder groups. The National Action Plan sets out three key areas for action - Increasing Awareness & Support, Improving Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment, Finding a Cure for Osteoporosis. The plan also outlines 20 recommendations to achieve these action items and presents a joint vision to address this major health issue as a matter of urgency. Read more about the Osteoporosis National Action Plan here.
A message from Osteoporosis Australia Patron, Helen Dalley
World Osteoporosis Day is the time to think about your bone health and your family’s bone health.
At Osteoporosis Australia we care about growing bones in kids, healthy bones in adults and preventing broken bones as we get older. This year we are telling all Australians to: Love your bones. Protect your future.
That includes a bone-healthy diet, regular exercise and consulting your doctor about osteoporosis risk. Please help us spread this important message for World Osteoporosis Day: Protect your bones.
Osteoporosis affects over 1 million Australians with over 155,000 broken bones are expected this year from poor bone health.
You can download posters to spread the word about World Osteoporosis Day here
Please help us raise awareness of bone health by printing these resources to put them around your work place or local community.
Please see this years patient brochure to give you the information on how you can Protect Your Bones
Certain conditions can lead to poor bone health...
Check out the fact sheets below for how coeliac disease, glucocorticoid-induced osteoporosis and diabetes can affect your bone health.
We encourage all Australian's to get to know your bones by using the new Know Your Bones self-assessment tool - www.knowyourbones.org.au
Listen to Prof John Eisman talk about Know Your Bones below.