The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) has selected Houston to launch this important program -- one that will not only improve patient outcomes here, but create best practices for physicians all over the country to incorporate into their practices. NOF recognized Houston’s high quality of existing medical care and our city’s existing focus on healthy aging. From the Mayor’s Pledge for Successful Aging, to the UTHealth Consortium on Aging, and the Huffington Center on Aging, Houston is an ideal launching point for a program that will eventually take place in other cities across the country.
As mid-June dawns, we’ve celebrated May, National Osteoporosis Month, have had a fantastic Interdisciplinary Symposium on Osteoporosis (ISO) in La Jolla, CA, launched our National Bone Health Policy Institute and are just about to embark upon the launch of our Cities program in Houston, TX. We dreamed it—and we are doing it thanks to your incredible support and encouragement. Thank you!