Current Osteoporosis Reports

, Volume 11, Issue 4, pp 348–353

National Bone Health Alliance: An Innovative Public-Private Partnership Improving America’s Bone Health

  • David B. Lee
  • Mia Rochelle Lowden
  • Valerie Patmintra
  • Katie Stevenson
Quality of Care in Osteoporosis (SL Silverman, Section Editor)

DOI: 10.1007/s11914-013-0159-y

Cite this article as:
Lee, D.B., Lowden, M.R., Patmintra, V. et al. Curr Osteoporos Rep (2013) 11: 348. doi:10.1007/s11914-013-0159-y

Abstract

The U.S. National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA) is a public-private partnership launched in 2010 that brings together its 56 partners from the government, nonprofit, and for-profit sectors to collectively promote bone health and prevent disease; improve bone disease diagnosis and treatment; and enhance bone research, surveillance, and evaluation. NBHA is driven to achieve its 20/20 vision to reduce fractures 20 % by the year 2020 through projects including 2Million2Many, an osteoporosis awareness campaign; Fracture Prevention CENTRAL, an online resource center providing support to sites interested in launching a secondary fracture prevention program; bone turnover marker standardization project; and working groups in rare bone disease and the clinical diagnosis of osteoporosis. NBHA provides a platform to coordinate messaging among individuals and organizations on subjects important to bone health; pool funding and efforts around shared priorities; and work together towards the goals and recommendations of the National Action Plan on Bone Health.

Keywords

National Bone Health AllianceOsteoporosisFracturesFallsBone healthBone breaksNBHABone diseaseVitamin DCalciumDXADensitometryBoneFracture prevention centralRare bone diseaseDXA reimbursementFracture liaison serviceBone turnoverBone density testSecondary fracture prevention

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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 2013

Authors and Affiliations

  • David B. Lee
    • 1
  • Mia Rochelle Lowden
    • 1
  • Valerie Patmintra
    • 1
  • Katie Stevenson
    • 1
  1. 1.National Bone Health AllianceWashingtonUSA