Osteoporosis Foundation
A Lifetime of Strong Bones
Osteoporosis Foundation Goals

Osteoporosis Foundation will educate Adults to:

  • Tell their family and friends about the importance of bone health
  • Know and evaluate their own risks
  • Improve their bone health habits and those of their family
  • Take the Bone Density test
  • Conduct Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Osteoporosis Foundation will target Parents, Students and Schools to:

  • Plan a health fair to educate on the benefits of diet, lifestyle and exercise 
  • Work with school parent-faculty associations, PTA and PTO
  • Provide information and training to school leaders
  • Encourage school nurses to be involved
  • Conduct sponsored Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Osteoporosis Foundation will work with Businesses to:

  • Focus on customers, suppliers and employees, and their bone health
  • Provide information to include in bills or shopping bags, or for printing in store circulars
  • Encourage community and coalition involvement
  • Encourage participation in or host a health fair with bone health screening, bone density tests, and prevention and treatment tips
  • Raise money and promote Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Osteoporosis Foundation will engage the Media to:

  • Hold a news conference and “pitch” it to the local media
  • Write an op-ed on Osteoporosis and bone health
  • Submit a letter to the editor
  • Promote sponsored Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Osteoporosis Foundation will educate Community Groups and Organizations to:

  • Send an article to organizations’ newsletters
  • Send an email to a listserv and members
  • Discuss benefits of strong bone health at a meeting
  • Encourage other groups to collaborate
  • Offer to speak at meetings
  • Form a “Healthy Bones” coalition
  • Develop a plan to educate community members about bone health
  • Create Support Groups for Osteoporosis
  • Promote Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Osteoporosis Foundation will educate Health Care Professionals, Providers and Health Insurers to:

  • Host a speaking tour on Osteoporosis and bone health
  • Send a bone health letter to health care facilities, professionals, and insurers
  • Disseminate fact sheets and the bone health checklist
  • Encourage bone health screening and treatment in facilities, including extended care facilities
  • Host an onsite or web seminar
  • Promote Osteoporosis Walks and Walkathons

Citation
Adapted from: U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services. Bone Health and Osteoporosis: A Report of the Surgeon General. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General, 2004