Osteoporosis Australia is a national not-for-profit organisation responsible for providing osteoporosis information and services to the community and health professionals.
The Australian Government recognises osteoporosis as a National Health Priority. There are currently over 1 million Australians with osteoporosis and a further 6 million with poor bone health. Over the next 10 years these figures are set to rise.
Osteoporosis Australia’s vision is: Healthy Bones for all Australians. Its mission is to reduce the incidence of osteoporosis and osteoporotic fractures through education, awareness and better management of the disease.
Osteoporosis Australia supports development and implementation of Fracture Liaison Services and fracture registries. The BoneCare2020 initiative instigated by Osteoporosis New Zealand is a strong example of what can be achieved.