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Fri, 2018-06-29

NBHA Calls for Action to Improve Care for Fragility Fractures

ARLINGTON, VA - The statistics on osteoporosis-related bone breaks are alarming and will only get worse as the Baby Boomer population continues aging. Currently someone in the US breaks their hip every two minutes. It costs $19 billion annually to treat fractures among seniors (a figure projected to increase to over $25 billion by the year 2025), yet the majority of patients are released without being evaluated for osteoporosis — the underlying disease which may have led to the fracture.  

Tue, 2018-05-01

NBHA National Osteoporosis Month Press Release

Take Action to Improve Post Fracture Care for National Osteoporosis Month   The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) Issues Call to Action for its Partners and Healthcare Providers to Take 2 Minutes Each Day in May to Help Close the Current Osteoporosis Treatment Gap  

Wed, 2015-01-07

NBHA Announces Co-Chairs and Progress on its Bone Turnover Marker Standardization Project Efforts

NBHA announced today that Robert Lindsay, MD, PhD and Paul Miller, MD, FACP are serving as co-chairs of its Bone Turnover Marker Standardization Project activities.

Tue, 2014-10-14

NOF, NBHA and CE City, Inc. Launch a New Osteoporosis Quality Improvement Registry

The NOF and NBHA Osteoporosis Quality Improvement Registry (QIR), developed in collaboration with CECity, Inc., as a Qualified Clinical Data Registry (QCDR) for the CMS Physician Quality Reporting System (PQRS) in the 2014 program year officially launched today at www.medconcert.com/FractureQIR.

Thu, 2014-08-21

Three Medical Centers Join Bone Health Collaborative to Implement the Fracture Liaison Service Care Coordination Project

PITTSBURGH, Aug. 21, 2014 -- CECity.com, Inc. (CECity), National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), and National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) – the Bone Health Collaborative – announced today the selection of several key organizations for the Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) Demonstration Project.  These organizations include three leading academic medical centers in osteoporotic patient care. The FLS Demonstration Project, announced in December 2013, was made possible thanks to funding from Merck.

Wed, 2014-03-19

NBHA Clinical Diagnosis of Osteoporosis Working Group Position Paper Published by Osteoporosis International

The group recommends expanding the criteria for making a diagnosis of osteoporosis to include all post-menopausal women and all men age 50 and over who are demonstrated to have an  elevated risk for fracture.

Thu, 2013-03-21

NBHA Launches Fracture Prevention CENTRAL

The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) today launched Fracture Prevention CENTRAL (www.fracturepreventioncentral.org), a new online resource to help interested sites across the country implement and maintain post fracture prevention and care coordination programs, also known as a Fracture Liaison Service (FLS).

Wed, 2013-02-27

NBHA Reacts to Media Coverage on the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force Vitamin D and Calcium Supplementation Recommendations

WASHINGTON, DC (February 27, 2013) — On February 25, 2013, the U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) released its recommendation statement on calcium and vitamin D supplementation to prevent fractures in adults, recommending against daily supplementation with 400 international units (IU) or less of vitamin D and 1,000 milligrams (mg) or less of calcium for the primary prevention of fractures in non-institutionalized, post-menopausal women.

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