Healthy Bones Australia - Improving Bone Health and Osteoporosis Management in Australia
As a key response under the National Strategic Action Plan for Osteoporosis (the Plan), Healthy Bones Australia (formerly Osteoporosis Australia) convened the Inaugural National Consumer and Community Forum on 20 November 2020 which Painaustralia CEO, Carol Bennett presented at.
The purpose of the forum was to produce a National Community and Consumer Position Statement with specific recommendations and actions for the broader healthcare system to improve the diagnosis and management of osteoporosis, and overall bone health across the community.
Forum participants collectively identified the following four priority areas for urgent action:
Increase Community Awareness and Education;
Improve Risk Factor Identification and Diagnosis;
Improve First Fracture Identification and Management; and
Enhance Bone Health Strategic Engagement and Advocacy