Osteoporosis Australia Special Event
The Osteoporosis Australia Board hosted a special event on the 15th of November 2016 to highlight the issue of osteoporosis and the need for osteoporosis to be a higher national priority. The event also acknowledged patient representatives, members of the medical committee, grant recipients and sponsors for their work in helping improve bone health in Australia.
To read more about the special event click here.
National Action Plan Launches
The Osteoporosis National Action plan was launched in 2016 on World Osteoporosis Day (October 20). The plan clearly sets out three key areas for action - Increasing Awareness & Support, Improving Osteoporosis Prevention & Treatment and Finding a Cure for Osteoporosis. The plan also outlines 20 recommendations to achieve these action items including focus on prevention, treatment, impact and cure.
To read the National Action in full click here.
To view the news story click here.
Launch of Know Your Bones Self-Assessment Tool
On Thursday, June 16, 2016, Osteoporosis Australia in partnership with The Garvan Institute of Medical Research launched Know Your Bones, an online self-assessment tool for bone health. The Minister for Health, Sussan Ley attended the launch along with osteoporosis patients and representatives from both OA and Garvan.
Osteoporosis patient, Carole with CEO of Osteoporosis, Greg Lyubomirsky
Ralph Evans, Vice-Chairman Osteoporosis Australia with Andrew Giles, CEO Garvan Research Foundation
World Osteoporosis Day 2015
On World Osteoporosis Day 2015 a new Bone Alliance has been announced between the Garvan Institute of Medical Research and Osteoporosis Australia. The new partnership will seek to address the major health issue of osteoporosis utilising innovation and education to achieve positive change for bone health.
Minister for Health Sussan Ley also urged women to “put their health first” and get active. Minister Ley stressed women continue to put the health, wellbeing and needs of others ahead of their own. The Minister said “This is clear on World Osteoporosis Day, where too many women are being diagnosed in cases that could have been avoided with greater physical activity, particularly organised sport, in their earlier years.”
Earlier in the month, Osteoporosis Australia also teamed up with some prominent Australian chefs to Serve Up Bone Strength with some exclusive recipes high in calcium, vitamin D and protein. You can check them out here
Men the Focus - Parliament House Event
Osteoporosis Australia hosted an event at Parliament House Canberra on 1 October 2014 to highlight the importance of men's bone health. The event was supported by Andrew Charter, Australian men's hockey goalie and Commonwealth Gold Medallist and fomer Wallaby Pat McCabe (pictured above with Chairman John Hewson). The event was held in the lead up to World Osteoporsis Day and findings from a national survey were released showing up to 60% of men didn't believe they were at risk of developing osteoprosis. New awareness information for men is now available: http://www.osteoporosis.org.au/men