SOSFA RESOURCES

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First National Forum on Secondary Fracture Prevention 

On 20th November 2015, representatives from 22 organisations gathered in Sydney to attend the inaugural National Forum on Secondary Fracture Prevention. This meeting was a direct result of a position Paper Published by the Australia & New Zealand Bone and Mineral Society (ANZBMS) and endorsed by a large number of organisations and key stakeholders. The Paper drew attention to the appalling lack of effective osteoporosis care in Australia, and the shocking fact that 80% of patients who suffer a fragility fracture receive no treatment to prevent further fractures.

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Strategic Plan Document 2021-2023

This updated Strategic Plan recognises the successes the Alliance has had since our formation- understanding the current 'state of play' of FLS in Australia and developing an evidence based model of primary care based secondary fracture prevention. It marks the shift of our focus to be testing, implementing and advocating for the model developed and develop the surrounding infrastructure required for effective Australian-wide secondary fracture prevention including an SFP Registry and electronic case finding tools.

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Strategic Plan Document 2017-2019

These policies and programs will involve a shift from current common practice, which is focused principally on acute fracture repair, to engagement with a multi-disciplinary team in a dedicated secondary fracture prevention program. A multidisciplinary approach is required to prevent the falls that precipitate many fragility fractures, identify sentinel fractures early and with high probability, and implement the most appropriate interventions to prevent subsequent fractures.

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SOSFA submission to National Preventative Health Strategy consultation

In April 2021 the SOS Fracture Alliance provided a submission into the Australian Department of Health's Draft National Preventive Health Strategy consultation as part of our on-going advocacy for secondary fracture prevention.

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 29 SEP 2020

- the announcement of a NHMRC Investigator Grant for a Secondary Fracture Prevention program

- the conclusion of our Natural Language Processing (NLP) project testing electronic search tools for identifying fracture patients

- a new SOSFA project funded to establish a register of Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) in Australia.

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 25 MAR 2020

- Interactive map of frailty in Australia

- Reports on SOSFA major projects

- Update on SOSFA 2020 Election

- Formation of SOSFA Membership Activation Sub-Committee

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 30 AUG 2019

- SOSFA video release

- SOSFA election 2020 and Constitution update

- Why ratios matter- NSW Nurses and Midwives' 2019 Aged Care Survey Report released 

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 24 JAN 2019

- SOS Fracture Alliance submits proposal to Federal Government

- CWAA National Conference

- Meetings with NSW and Victorian Government representatives

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 3 MAY 2018

- Activities and progress

- NLP Project

- Osteoporosis Australia News

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 2 SEP 2017

- Introduction to the Alliance

- Activities and progress

- Upcoming events

- And more...

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SOS Fracture Alliance- Newsletter 1 DEC 2016 

- Activities and progress

- Launch of National SOS Fracture Alliance

- Primary Health Care engagement projects

- Sax Institute to commence feasibility and design project

- And more...