Leading Health Organizations and Patient Groups Share Best Practices for Osteoporosis and Fracture Prevention

November 15, 2011

More than 100 people attended a first-ever best practices sharing event Monday at the Center for Total Health that aimed to reduce hip and other fractures by 20 percent by 2020. The “20/20 Vision” Summit drew leading health organizations and patient groups from across the country to hear about osteoporosis treatment and fracture prevention programs that have been successfully implemented in both coordinated care delivery systems like Kaiser Permanente, Geisinger Health System and the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs and public/private health systems spurred on by the American Orthopaedic Association’s Own the Bone program.

The event began with Robert Pearl, MD, CEO of The Permanente Medical Group and The Mid-Atlantic Permanente Medical Group, telling the audience that the nation must work together to find solutions to improve health care in the United States, and that the Center for Total Health embodies that. The event ended with participants signing a placard to show their commitment to reducing fractures in the U.S. by 20 percent by the year 2020.

For more information about the event, click here.

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