The National Bone Health Alliance Launches Fracture Prevention Central

The National Bone Health Alliance (NBHA), a public-private partnership bringing together the expertise and resources of 49 member organizations from the private and non-profit sectors (in addition to four federal government liaisons) to collectively advance bone health and prevent disease, recently announced the launch of Fracture Prevention Central ( The new online resource will help healthcare professionals and administrators across the country implement and maintain post-fracture prevention and care coordination programs by providing easy access to case studies, best practices and resources. These resources help sites establish and maintain a secondary fracture prevention program, also known as a fracture liaison service (FLS).

An FLS is a coordinated preventative care model that operates under the supervision of bone health specialists and collaborates with the patient’s primary care physician. Led by nurse practitioners, physician assistants, registered nurses, or other allied health professionals, the program ensures that older adult fracture patients receive appropriate osteoporosis diagnosis and treatment post-fracture. The program also creates a population registry of fracture patients and establishes a process and timeline for patient assessment and follow-up care.

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