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Resource Guide for Osteoporosis

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  • Address:

    US Department of Health and Human Services—Office on Women's Health

  • Phone:

    1-800-994-9662

  • Description of services provided:

    The Office on Women's Health (OWH) vision is to ensure that "All Women and Girls are Healthier and Have a Better Sense of Well Being." Its mission is to "provide leadership to promote health equity for women and girls through sex/gender-specific approaches." The website provides health and wellness information, statistics and health tools for the public and medical professionals.

  • Women's Health.org

    http://www.womenshealth.gov/

  • Address:

    1232 22nd Street NW

    Washington, DC 20037-1292

  • Phone:

    202-223-2226

  • Internet Address:

    http://www.nof.org/

  • Description of services provided:

    At the NOF's website, you'll find "Fast Facts" on all aspects of osteoporosis—from risk factors to treatment options. You can also search a nation-wide database of healthcare professionals who treat osteoporosis, purchase educational materials, join a support group, and become an advocate for osteoporosis research and education.

  • Address:

    Bldg. 31, Rm. 4C02

    31 Center Dr., MSC 2350

    Bethesda, MD 20892-3676

  • Phone:

    301-496-8190

  • Internet Address:

    http://www.niams.nih.gov/bone/

  • Description of services provided:

    This site covers osteoporosis as well as more rare bone diseases. In addition to the basics, this organization provides information on osteoporosis in men, Asian-American women, and Latino women. Several handouts are in Spanish, while others are large print or low-literacy.