World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. Below, read about this year’s campaign theme, and how you can get involved and support the campaign in a number of ways.
About the 2022 World Osteoporosis Day Campaign
With this year’s tagline of ‘Step up for bone health’, IOF will highlight the importance of a bone-healthy lifestyle as the foundation for strong bones and a mobile, fracture-free future. New posters and related resources and communications will urge the public and patients to ‘step up for bone health’ by ensuring:
• Regular weight-bearing & muscle-strengthening exercise
• A nutritious bone-healthy diet and adequate vitamin D
• No smoking and avoiding excessive alcohol intake
As well, the important role of Fracture Liaison Services and targeted exercise programs and nutrition after a fracture will be reflected in campaign messages and resources. We will reach out healthcare professionals and health authorities, who will be urged to ‘step up’ on behalf of osteoporosis and fracture prevention by ensuring that people at fracture risk have timely access to diagnosis and treatment, including post-fracture care.
> Learn more about the campaign and download the Campaign Toolkit and WOD logos
> Download this year’s WOD posters and social media banners
Hold an event - share our resources
Through social media or a WOD event of your own, you can support the cause and help spread our ‘Take action for bone health’ message locally. We provide many posters and infographics (in multiple languages) which can be downloaded and displayed at your event, in your office or school.
World Osteoporosis Day, marked on October 20th each year, is a prime time to put the spotlight on osteoporosis. You can get involved and support the campaign in a number of ways.
Global patient charter
Show your commitment on this year's World Osteoporosis Day by signing the IOF Global Patient Charter. You will be joining a worldwide call for improved patient care, and helping to raise the profile of this silent disease among healthcare authorities worldwide. By voicing our concern collectively, we can all help to make fracture prevention a global health priority.
Add your voice to our global call for osteoporosis patient rights
Share your story
Are you living with osteoporosis or taking steps to make your bone health a priority?
We want to hear your story. Submit it to firstname.lastname@example.org to have your story highlighted in our patient stories section.
Find a world osteoporosis day event near you
Stay tuned for news on local World Osteoporosis Day Events organized by national societies in your region.
If you are a national society or organization interested in putting on a World Osteoporosis Day event, download our toolkit and register your event here to gain visibility on our World Osteoporosis Day events map.
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Contact your local osteoporosis society
If you have osteoporosis, contact your local osteoporosis society which can provide helpful information and support. A list of IOF member societies is available here.