Improve Your Community’s Health

Free Public Education Program

The U.S. Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) and AOAO have partnered together to offer a free of charge, public education program on Bone Health and Osteoporosis.

Fit to a T, is a program on bone health and osteoporosis.  It is aimed for men and women of all ages. The goal is to teach people the necessary steps to prevent or slow down bone disease before they break a bone. Participants will also learn about the prevention, early detection, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.  Presenters are health care professionals.  This allows your participants the opportunity to interact directly with an expert.

Here are some important facts relating to why this program is so important:
Osteoporosis affects all Americans:

  • Osteoporosis is under recognized and undertreated.
  • In the United States, 10 million individuals are estimated to already have the disease and almost 43.4 million more are estimated to have low bone mass, placing them at increased risk for osteoporosis.
  • One out of every two women will develop osteoporosis over the course of her lifetime. These numbers are predicted to rise as the population ages in the coming decades.
  • Osteoporosis is not a normal part of aging and can be prevented.

USBJI will work with you to promote the program and supplies, for free, the materials needed for the one-hour program. Sessions feature a PowerPoint presentation, question and answer segment, artwork for flyers and posters, and handout materials.

To schedule a Fit to a T session in your community, visit the USBJI website at www.usbji.org  or contact Sheila Blair, at (847) 430-5052 usbji@usbji.org .

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