Osteoporosis in the European Union: Overview and next steps

Osteoporosis in the European Union: Overview and next stepsThis 2004 publication primarily reports on the major press event organized at the European Parliament in Brussels on November 12, 2003. The aim of the event was to reach policy-makers and the media and at the same time demonstrate how awareness can be raised at a personal, individual level.

The report also reviews the history of previous EU osteoporosis policy initiatives including the goals and steps that were recommended in the Call to Action from 2001 and the Action Plan in 2003. Recommendations for key next steps on the part of the European Commission are listed and a brief overview of national developments from 2002-2004 as provided by the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel is also included.

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