IOF policy initiatives

The European Parliament (EP) Osteoporosis Interest Group is an informal, all-party group of MEPs dedicated to improving national and European policies to prevent osteoporosis and related fractures. Read more
In 2002, with support from the European Union (EU), the EU Osteoporosis Consultation Panel was convened, bringing together policy makers and osteoporosis experts from the member states, and mandating them to work with stakeholders at both national and EU levels to implement practical, cost-effective strategies to improve access to diagnosis and proven therapies before the first fracture.  Read more
Increasingly, International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) member societies see the need to lobby health officials to make osteoporosis a priority health issue. In order to convince health officials osteoporosis is a priority, IOF members have found a comprehensive economic analysis is an essential tool. Read more
In the European Union (EU), someone has an osteoporotic fracture every 30 seconds [1]. Read more
United States of America It’s estimated by 2020 half of all Americans over the age of 50 will have fragile bones. This is due to changes in population demographics, diet and lifestyle. The medical expense of caring for people with osteoporosis will run into the billions. Read more
The statistics for osteoporosis prevalence and costs in Australia and New Zealand are comparable with those of Europe and the United States. Osteoporosis in New Zealand affects more that half of all women and nearly a third of all men over the age of 60. In New Zealand more than 3,000 New Zealanders break a hip each year. Read more
It's estimated in the year 2050 more than 50% of osteoporotic hip fractures will occur in Asia. Internatinal Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) works closely with its member societies in Asia to bring osteoporosis awareness to the fore. With 28 national societies in 14 Asian countries and territories, IOF is working to develop policy initiatives through the the IOF Asia Regional Program. Asian... Read more
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