Since a first fracture is rapidly followed by more fractures, it is critical that healthcare policies promote the detection of osteoporosis before the first fracture occurs.
The International Osteoporosis Foundation (IOF) is a global movement for change. Through our national societies we are active around the world raising public awareness of bone, muscle and joint health. Initiatives include the organization of World Osteoporosis Day (October 20), the Capture the Fracture campaign, and outreach projects such as snap! the breaking spine.