A new report on the Surgeon General’s Workshop on Osteoporosis and Bone Health held on Dec. 12 and 13, 2002 has been posted on the Surgeon General’s website at www.surgeongeneral.gov The purpose of the workshop was to identify the most important issues in bone health, to be used as a foundation for the writing of the upcoming Surgeon General’s Report on Osteoporosis and Bone Health. The workshop report provides the proceedings of the workshop, including recommendations from break-out groups and from public comments submitted to the Surgeon General’s website prior to the workshop.
Although the full report is not due to be released until the summer of 2004, there is much that can be done now to promote public awareness about osteoporosis and bone health. Organizations can use this report as a springboard to begin planning activities to take advantage of the release of the full report next summer.
For up-to-date information on osteoporosis and related bone diseases for patients and health care professionals, contact the National Institutes of Health Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases-National Resource Center at www.osteo.org/.