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.