National Bone Health Alliance
Strong Bones America

Who we are

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

The National Bone Health Alliance's 54 member organizations, along with liaisons representing the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Aeronautics and Space Administration, National Institutes of Health and the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, are working together to bring about a shared vision: to improve the overall health and quality of life of all Americans by enhancing their bone health.

NBHA members and other experts make up the various committees, project teams and working groups that carry out the work of the Alliance, while projects and operations are funded through financial support from member organizations.

NBHA Governance Committee

The Governance Committee is responsible for overseeing NBHA's activities. Its members speak on behalf of bone health by broadly representing the perspective of their stakeholder groups. View our Governance Committee members. 

Project Teams and Working Groups 

NBHA's project teams and working groups work closely with staff to implement the oragnization's initiatives. Learn more about project teams and working groups.

Staff

The NBHA staff works closely with member organizations and other experts to implement initiatives, communications, activities and events supporting NBHA's vision. Learn more about the NBHA Staff.

Member spotlight

Soft Bones, Inc.

Soft Bones, Inc. Hypophosphatasia Foundation was organized in 2009 to provide information and to establish a forum to educate, empower and connect patients living with hypophosphatasia (HPP). Deborah Sittig founded Soft Bones after her son was diagnosed at just 18 months old. The Sittig family was concerned about the lack of information or anyone to turn to for support and started Soft Bones to connect with patients and medical experts from around the world. The mission of the Soft Bones Foundation is to provide valuable information, education and support for people living with Hypophosphatasia (HPP), their families and caregivers. The Foundation will also promote research of this rare bone disease through awareness and fund-raising efforts.