Family Resource Directory (English)
At CHOF we understand that, even after viewing our website, you might still have questions about osteoporosis. That is why we have created this page listing collaborators and other organizations working in the area of bone health.
Please continue to visit our site and this page to keep updated on the latest information available. Together, we can stop an epidemic.™
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¡Huesos Fuertes Ahora!
(Strong Bones Now!)
John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund
Vida y Salud
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF)
World Osteoporosis Day
October 20, 2009
"Stand Tall - Speak out for your bones"
American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons is the premier not-for-profit organization that provides education programs for orthopaedic surgeons and allied health professionals, champions the interests of patients and advances the highest quality of musculoskeletal health.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) serves as the national focus for developing and applying disease prevention and control, environmental health, and health promotion and health education activities designed to improve the health of the people of the United States.
Best Bones Forever!™, is designed to improve bone health and decrease the risk of osteoporosis among adolescent girls. Best Bones Forever!™, developed by the HHS’ Office on Women’s Health (OWH), urges girls and their BFFs (best friends forever) to "grow strong together, and stay strong forever". The campaign is a public-private partnership that brings together organizations from across the country.
The National Institute on Aging (NIA) is part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), whose mission of the National Institute on Aging is to lead a national program of research on the biomedical, social, and behavioral aspects of the aging process; the prevention of age-related diseases and disabilities; and the promotion of a better quality of life for all older Americans.
The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), a part of the Department of Health and Human Services' National Institutes of Health (NIH), is to support research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.
MedlinePlus will direct you to information to help answer health questions. MedlinePlus brings together authoritative information from NLM, the National Institutes of Health (NIH), and other government agencies and health-related organizations. Preformulated MEDLINE searches are included in MedlinePlus and give easy access to medical journal articles. MedlinePlus also has extensive information about drugs, an illustrated medical encyclopedia, interactive patient tutorials, and latest health news.
The mission of the National Osteoporosis Foundation is to prevent osteoporosis and promote bone health throughout life, help improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and find a cure.
Research & Statistics You Should Know...
The 2004 Surgeon General's Report on Bone Health and Osteoporosis:
What It Means To You
This booklet explains the report and how individuals can take action to improve their bone health.
Office of the Surgeon General
The Surgeon General serves as America's chief health educator by providing Americans the best scientific information available on how to improve their health and reduce the risk of illness and injury. The acting Surgeon General is Rear Admiral Steven K. Galson, M.D., M.P.H.
Osteoporosis Risk in California Counties, 2001
This report presents data on osteoporosis risk and bone density testing in women aged 50 and older in California county. About 35.2 percent of women aged 50 and older have had a bone density test. Osteoporosis is a serious health problem that is characterized by by reduced bone mass and weak or brittle bones. The data in this report comes from the California Health Interview Survey.