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Information stands at hospitals & social media

Fracture Liaison Service (FLS) teams in hospitals New Zealand-wide manned stands in their foyers to reinforce the importance of maintaining healthy bones, and ways to proactively prevent osteoporosis. Hospital visitors and staff alike were encouraged to perform a Know Your BonesTM online self-assessment to determine their risk of osteoporotic fracture at bones.org.nz, and were armed with language-specific osteoporosis resources. Waitematā District Health Board (DHB) provided three iPads for visitors to complete the online bone health assessment at their stand.

To further complement these activities, Osteoporosis New Zealand issued regular posts on their Facebook and LinkedIn channels on WOD, encouraging New Zealanders to take the Know Your BonesTM health assessment.