Formed in 2002, the Washington Osteoporosis Coalition (WOC) is raising awareness of the impact of osteoporosis on the people and health care workers of Washington State. Compared to other states, osteoporosis isn't found or treated as often in Washington.
By 2020, one in two Americans over age 50 will be at risk for fracture from osteoporosis or low bone mass.
THE WASHINGTON OSTEOPOROSIS COALITION JOINS THE NATIONAL BONE HEALTH ALLIANCE IN SUPPORTING 2MILLION 2MANY
The campaign reflects the two million bone breaks that occur in the U.S. each year that are caused by osteoporosis and urges the public and healthcare professionals to take action and request a test for osteoporosis when someone age 50 or older breaks a bone. www.2million2many.org