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Welcome to the Osteoporosis Council


Who We Are

he National Osteoporosis Council’s general membership meets on the third Thursday of every other month via toll-free conference calls from noon to 1:30 p.m. EST.  In 2012, calls will be held in February, April, June, August, October and December.

We invite you to join and participate in the NOC.

The council has three ways to be a member:

• Voting member – the osteoporosis program designee from each eligible agency (e.g., state, territory, district, commonwealth, or tribal organization) as identified by your Chronic Disease Director

• Non-voting member – other interested staff from each eligible agency

• Associate member – any health professional employed or interested in osteoporosis public health programs

What We Do

  • Improve the effectiveness and efficiency of osteoporosis and fracture prevention and control programs.
  • Enhance professional growth of the public health workforce to prevent, detect and treat osteoporosis and fractures.
  • Increase awareness of osteoporosis, its related complications and the need for coordinated programs and outreach.

Who Should Join

  • Staff of state health departments and nongovernmental organizations who work in osteoporosis prevention programs.


Why should I join?

The council is a key avenue for professionals working on this critical public health issue to communicate on a regular basis with their peers on a local, state and national level.  As a member, you will:

  • Have access to the latest facts and figures regarding osteoporosis
  • Have access to materials to promote osteoporosis awareness in your state
  • Develop partnerships to build capacity for osteoporosis prevention and education programs
  • Join a forum for NOC issues and activities
  • Build a peer-to-peer network linking new osteoporosis programs to more experienced leaders
  • Serve in a consultative role with NACDD councils, interest groups and committees
  • Formulate positions on public policy and legislation that can be sent as recommendations to the Legislative and Policy Committee of the NACDD Board of Directors
  • Coordinate advocacy activities and public policy statements with the Legislative and Policy Committee
  • Link to numerous professional development opportunities
  • Access to legislative and policy training
  • Exchange and share ideas and strategies


How do I join?

Contact either of the co-chairs. We look forward to working with you.

Jennye Grider


Jeri Nieves


What will I find on the website?

Information About the Council

Osteoporosis Success Stories