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2Million2Many Campaign

The campaign reflects the two million bone breaks that occur in the U.S. each year that are caused by osteoporosis and urges the public and healthcare professionals alike to take action and request a test for osteoporosis when someone age 50 or older breaks a bone. Despite the fact that 50 percent of osteoporosis-related repeat fractures can be prevented with existing treatments, only two in 10 initial bone breaks get a follow-up test or treatment for osteoporosis.

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A Reference Guide for Osteoporosis Reimbursement Policy for Healthcare Professionals

This billing and reimbursement guide helps healthcare professionals navigate the reimbursement issues encountered in the treatment of patients with osteoporosis. Available as a downloadable PDF.

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Archives in Osteoporosis

A joint initiative of the International Osteoporosis Foundation and the National Osteoporosis Foundation, Archives of Osteoporosis is an international multidisciplinary journal that highlights the specificities of different regions around the world concerning epidemiology, reference values for bone density and bone metabolism, as well as clinical aspects of osteoporosis and other bone diseases.

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BoneSource Alert

This quarterly e-newsletter brings you the latest NOF news and information as well as recent developments in the bone health field.

Past Issues

Issue 08 - July 2010 - click here

Issue 07 - April 2010 - click here

Issue 06 - February 2010 - click here

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Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism

Each issue of Clinical Reviews in Bone and Mineral Metabolism is devoted to a single theme aimed at integrating new information, both basic and clinical science, into the context of clinical practice. Each issue features guest editors recognized for their own contributions to the field, making it easy to stay current with the latest progress in the field.

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Clinician's Guide App

This is the official app for NOF's Clinician’s Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis. The Guide is a standard reference on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis in postmenopausal women and men age 50 and older in the U.S.

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External Resources

We've compiled links to external resources providing additional information on the following osteoporosis and bone health topics: treatment methods and medications,  guidelines and quality measures, clinical guidance, nutrition and dietary supplements, and exercise and physical activity.

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Fracture Prevention CENTRAL

Do your part to decrease the 2 million osteoporosis-related fractures that occur each year by visiting the National Bone Health Alliance’s Fracture Prevention CENTRAL at to access the free tools and resources you need to establish a post-fracture prevention and care coordination program. Registration is free. 

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The FRAX® tool has been developed by WHO to evaluate fracture risk of patients. It is based on individual patient models that integrate the risks associated with clinical risk factors as well as bone mineral density (BMD) at the femoral neck.

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Healthy Bones for Life Clinician's Guide

This osteoporosis training guide outlines key information to help clinicians and health educators start conversations with patients about their skeletal health and provide them with treatment and fracture prevention information.

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Healthy Bones for Life Patient Guide

This training guide helps patients understand what osteoporosis does to the body, the different types of treatment available and the benefits of starting a treatment plan. The guide will also help patients build confidence that their osteoporosis can be treated and identifies sources of support available throughout the course of treatment.

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National Bone Health Alliance

The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) is a public-private partnership that launched in 2010 to bring together the expertise and resources of its member organizations to collectively promote bone health and prevent disease; improve the diagnosis and treatment of bone disease; and enhance bone research, surveillance and evaluation.

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NOF's Clinician's Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

NOF's Clinician's Guide contains recently updated guidance on vertebral fracture assessment and the use of biochemical markers of bone turnover, as well as new information on calcium, vitamin D and medications.

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NOF/ISCD Recommendations FRAX Implementation Guide

National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)/International Society for Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) Recommendations to DXA Manufacturers for FRAX® Implementation

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Osteoporosis Clinical Updates

The Osteoporosis Clinical Updates offer valuable information used to improve patient care related to osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment by providing clinicians with state-of-the-art information and pragmatic strategies that they may apply in clinical practice.

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Osteoporosis International

Osteoporosis International is the leading scientific journal for clinical research in osteoporosis and related bone diseases. Published monthly, the journal is an international, multi-disciplinary joint initiative of NOF and the International Osteoporosis Foundation.

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Osteoporosis: What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

This professional slide set provides an in depth study of key issues related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. It includes more than 180 professionally produced PowerPoint slides for use in grand rounds, teaching tools for residents and students, on-the-job training for staff, continuing education presentations, and peer-to-peer meetings. Supplemental written material makes this packet an all-in-one educational resource.

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Own the Bone

Own the Bone, a program created by the American Orthopaedic Association, is a hospital-based, quality improvement, inter-specialty approach to patient care after fragility fractures. Own the Bone is a positive, proactive force for quality improvement and change. 

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Patient Education Materials

Many patients want to learn more about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. To help with your patient education efforts, we offer a wide range of materials on these topics and more. Our professional members receive a discount on patient education materials purchased through the NOF store. Follow the links below to purchase materials through the store or to preview our available brochures and materials before purchasing them.

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PPN Logo

Another Professional Partners Network® (PPN) membership benefit is the use of the PPN logo.  See the guidelines on how the logo may be used.

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Protecting the Spine through Exercise

NOF and Karen Kemmis, PT, DPT collaborated on this article published in the September/October issue of Functional U: Exercise and Activity for Healthy Aging, a publication produced by the International Council of Active Aging. This article provides comprehensive information about exercise and safe movement including specific exercises individuals can do to improve strength, balance, posture and function as well as exercises that should be avoided or modified to reduce the risk of spine fractures.

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Surgeon General’s Report

Recognizing that bone health and osteoporosis can have a significant impact on the overall health and wellbeing of Americans, Congress commissioned this report to cover a range of important issues related to improving bone health, the 2004 Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis: What It Means To You.

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Treatment to Prevent Fracture in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis: Update of a 2007 Report (revised 2012)

An updated report on osteoporosis treatments from the Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ)

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Updated AHRQ Report on Osteoporosis Treatments

Treatment To Prevent Fractures in Men and Women With Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis:

Update of a 2007 Report (Revised 2012)

Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality (AHRQ)

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USPSTF Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations

Screening Recommendations from US Preventative Services Task Force (USPSTF)

(Published 2011)