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Healthcare Professional Education - Project 100 - Musculoskeletal Education

AAMC Recommended Learning Objectives for Musculoskeletal Medicine Education Released The Association of American Medical Colleges (AAMC) issued a Medical School Objectives Project report on Musculoskeletal Medicine Education, October 2005.&...
Road Safety

Drop in highway deaths due to more safety belt use and fewer drunk drivers U.S. Transportation Secretary Norman Y. Mineta announced August 2004 that the fatality rate on the nation's highways in 2003 was the lowest in 29 years, with a total of 42,643 dea...
2011 Musculoskeletal Summit

A Musculoskeletal Summit "The Value in Musculoskeletal Care" October 12-13, 2011 Washington, DC   The Musculoskeletal Summit was the first in a series of summits for the leadership and staff of musculoskeletal healthcare professional...
2013 Musculoskeletal Summit

Musculoskeletal Summit "Best Practices in Patient-centered Musculoskeletal Care" November 18-19, 2013 Washington, DC     The USBJI's next Musculoskeletal Summit will take place November 18-19, 2013, in Washington, DC.  The theme of the summit wil...
Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI)

Osteoarthritis (OA) is the most common form of arthritis, affecting 27 million Americans or over 10 percent of adults.  Many factors - some more modifiable than others - contribute to an increased risk of developing OA, including obesity, g...
Fit to a T - A public education program on bone health and osteoporosis

That's right, T-score. If you had to think twice about what a T-score is - and no, it's not a golf term - chances are you are not alone. "Fit to a T" is the USBJI's response to the Surgeon General's first-ever report on bone health and osteoporosis. In ...
Lancet Issues New Global Burden of Disease Data Showing 45% Increase for Musculoskeletal Conditions

The Bone and Joint Decade (represented by the United States Bone and Joint Initiative in the USA) calls on governments and the World Health Organization to prioritize musculoskeletal health following findings of the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010 (...
PB&J - Protect Your Bones and Joints - A High School Education Program

PB&J (Protect Your Bones and Joints) is an educational program aimed at improving the knowledge of teens and young adults about musculoskeletal disorders and to encourage them to learn about prevention activities. Musculoskeletal disorders, such as ar...
Pediatric Specialty Group

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) Pediatric Specialty Group's goal is to identify the primary areas of concern with regard to children's musculoskeletal health, including those that relate to other health issues, and to develop programs ...
Public Awareness - 10+ Ways to Spread Awareness

Increasing awareness about the burden of bone and joint diseases on American society is a primary goal of the United States Bone and Joint Initiative   The Bone and Joint Decade can add to your organization's ongoing efforts to spread awarene...
Bone and Joint Decade Global Network Conference 2009

The USBJD hosted the annual Bone and Joint Decade Global Network Conference in 2009, October 21-24, 2009, at the JW Marriott and on Capitol Hill, Washington, DC. The meeting brought together the 329 delegates, with representatives from a record ...
Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States

Musculoskeletal diseases, which include back pain, arthritis, bodily injuries, and osteoporosis, are reported by persons in the U.S. more than any other health condition. In 2004, the estimated total cost of treatment and lost wages associated with muscul...
Experts in Arthritis - A Free Public Seminar for People with Arthritis and People Who Care About Them

Experts in Arthritis (EIA) is a free public education seminar for people with arthritis and people who care about them. The program offers people with arthritis the opportunity to be informed about current scientific evidence and management ...
Health National Awareness Week, October 12-20

Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week   An annual global event, Bone and Joint Health National Awareness Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and proj...
Rare Bone Disease Patient Network

Rare Bone Disease Patient Organizations Joining Together to Expand Bone-Related Awareness, Research and Advocacy     MISSION   The Rare Bone Disease Patient Network is a coalition of rare bone disease organizations, established to sh...
Straighten Up America

By Ron Kirk, Seed and Delphi Panel Facilitator   Straighten Up America is a bold and innovative health promotion initiative designed to empower the American people toward better spinal health and an improved quality of life.   It is a publ...
Wellness Microbreak

A microbreak is a break you take every 30 to 60 minutes. Stop your current work activity, drink some water, change position, do a stretch and change posture as outlined in The Wellness Microbreak. It can only take a minute. Then reposition yourself and re...
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