Changing healthcare policy
One of the primary aims of the FFN is to drive policy change that will raise fragility fracture higher up the healthcare agenda in all countries. FFN Congresses serve as a ‘market place for ideas’ in relation to changing healthcare policy. The content of presentations and workshops on policy at previous global Congresses has led to sharing of ideas and resources between activists in different countries.
An outcome of such an interaction at the 2nd Global FFN Congress in Berlin was an invitation for colleagues with experience from New Zealand, the UK and the United States to submit a publication on systematic approaches – and how to build national consensus to implement them – to the German journal Osteologie. This is a very tangible example of the FFN in action:
Systematic approaches to fragility fracture prevention: International experience. Osteologie 2014;23:39–44. Link.
This section of the fracture care resources section of the FFN website provides a complementary channel to the global Congresses to share ideas and resources relating to policy between FFN members. If you have examples of approaches to changing national policy which do not feature in the summary of progress from the world’s regions below, and would like to see your efforts feature, please contact us.