Osteoporosis initiatives

Osteoporosis initiatives

Know Your Bones

In 2016 Garvan and Osteoporosis Australia launched Know Your Bones, an Australia-first, free online tool that helps consumers to understand their own risk of bone fracture.

Evidence-based and consumer-friendly, it takes approximately five minutes to complete, and empowers consumers to initiate discussions about bone health and osteoporosis with their GP.

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Osteoporosis National Action Plan

Garvan has been a driving force in the development of a new Osteoporosis National Action Plan, the result of a 12-month collaboration among a national alliance of interest groups, which was launched on World Osteoporosis Day, 2016.

The plan presents a joint vision to address this major health issue as a matter of urgency.

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