Links to major initiatives

Links to major initiatives

Links to major initiatives

FFN strongly encourages members to visit the websites and read the publications relating to the following major secondary fracture prevention initiatives worldwide:

International Osteoporosis Foundation

The Capture the Fracture ® Campaign is leading the global drive for implementation of clinically effective and cost-effective systems of care that have come to be known as Fracture Liaison Services (FLS). IOF has also developed the Best Practice Framework which provides globally endorsed standards of care for FLS. See:

Capture the Fracture: a Best Practice Framework and global campaign to break the fragility     fracture cycle. Osteoporos Int. 2013 Aug;24(8):2135-2152. PubMed ID 23589162

National Bone Health Alliance (U.S.A.)

The Fracture Prevention CENTRAL website and associated webinar program and 2Million2Many Campaign are components of the NBHA’s ‘20/20 Vision’ which aims to reduce the incidence of fragility fractures by 20% in the United States by year 2020. See:

National Bone Health Alliance: An Innovative Public-Private Partnership Improving America’s Bone Health. Curr Osteoporos Rep. 2013 Dec;11(4):348-353. PubMed ID 24014197

Osteoporosis Canada

The Make the FIRST break the LAST with Fracture Liaison Services initiative calls for all jurisdictions in Canada to implement an FLS by 2015. The extensive associated appendices include modelling of potential cost savings for all Canadian provinces and a comprehensive analysis of the most effective operational characteristics of FLS.

Osteoporosis New Zealand

Published in December, the BoneCare 2020 strategy has contributed to significant progress on development of a New Zealand Hip Fracture Registry and nationwide implementation of FLS. For the financial year July 2013 to June 2014, FLS was identified as an expectation for all District Health Boards in New Zealand. Furthermore, the Health Quality and Safety Commission in New Zealand has highlighted the importance of this strategy in its national quality improvement initiative Reducing Harm from Falls.

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