Resource Guide for Osteoporosis
Address: US Department of Health and Human Services—Office on Women's Health
Description of services provided: The Office on Women's Health (OWH) vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being." Its mission is to "provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches." The website provides health and wellness information, statistics and health tools for the public and medical professionals.
Women's Health.org http://www.womenshealth.gov/
Address: 1232 22nd Street NW Washington, DC 20037-1292
Internet Address: http://www.nof.org/
Description of services provided: At the NOF's website, you'll find "Fast Facts" on all aspects of osteoporosis—from risk factors to treatment options. You can also search a nation-wide database of healthcare professionals who treat osteoporosis, purchase educational materials, join a support group, and become an advocate for osteoporosis research and education.
Address: Bldg. 31, Rm. 4C02 31 Center Dr., MSC 2350 Bethesda, MD 20892-3676
Internet Address: http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/
Description of services provided: This site covers osteoporosis as well as more rare bone diseases. In addition to the basics, this organization provides information on osteoporosis in men, Asian-American women, and Latino women. Several handouts are in Spanish, while others are large print or low-literacy.
- Reviewer: Brian Randall
- Review Date: 09/2012 -
- Update Date: 00/91/2012 -