Welcome! It’s time to Love your Bones. Protect your future.
Message from our Patron, Helen Dalley
World Osteoporosis Day is an important opportunity to focus attention on your bone health. We all want to stay active and independent and that means preventing broken bones. In Australia we can do a better job ...
• Up to 80% of patients are leaving hospital after breaking a bone without being investigated for osteoporosis.
• People with risk factors for osteoporosis need to talk to their doctor about a bone density test
• Many kids and adolescents are not getting adequate calcium as their bones grow.
We can take action. Help us put bone health in the spotlight this World Osteoporosis Day.
DONATE for World Osteoporosis Day. Your donation can help support education programs, patient services and research.
Help spread the word …
In 2017 there will be over 160,000 broken bones from osteoporosis in Australia.
Display a World Osteoporosis Day poster at your club, workplace, community centre or healthcare centre to help raise awareness. For parents, read our helpful guide to building strong bones in youth to protect growing bones and guard against osteoporosis later in life.
IOF Global Patient Charter
Taking Action for a World Without Fractures
The IOF launched the Global Patient Charter in March 2017 at the World Congress on Osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis Australia, along with 48 other patient societies around the world, were founding signatories to the patient charter.
Signing the charter is a call for better care, focusing on –
• Diagnosis: Timely assessment of fracture risk, falls risk and diagnosis of osteoporosis
• Patient Care: Access to effective intervention options (treatment, lifestyle changes) and to regular treatment review by an appropriate healthcare professional
• Patient Voice: involvement and choice in long-term management plan with defined goals
• Support: Care and support from society and healthcare providers, to ensure active and independent living
Know Your Bones
Self-assess your bone health at Know Your Bones this World Osteoporosis Day! Over 100,000 Australians have visited the website. Complete the self-assessment to view your report showing results and risk factors which can be taken to your doctor. Know Your Bones is an online tool from Osteoporosis Australia and the Garvan Institute of Medical Research.
Don't delay ... START YOUR ASSESSMENT NOW!