Osteoporosis Australia

Society Osteoporosis Australia
Office Address PO box 550 Australia
Phone +61 2 9518 8140
Fax +61 2 9518 6306
Geographical Area Covered Australia
Year of foundation 2000
Number of members 1000

Services Provided
Telephone helpline Yes
Patient support groups Yes
Education materials for public Yes
Education materials for doctors Yes, in a facilitating role

Staff
Chief Executive Officer Ms Gail Morgan
Representative at IOF Greg Lyubomirsky / Melita Daru
Number of staff members 7

Activties
Science/medical Osteoporosis Education Program for GPs, Seminars for Health Professionals, Training as leaders of the Osteoporosis Prevention and Self management course, Guidelines for General Practitioners, Guidelines for Health Professionals (under production)
Support local, regional groups Osteoporosis South Australia, Osteoporosis Queensland, Osteoporosis Society of New South Wales, Osteoporosis Victoria, Osteoporosis Western Australia, Osteoporosis Tasmania, Osteoporosis Northern Territory, Osteoporosis ACT
Public awareness and education Newsletter - The Osteoporosis Report, wide range of education brochures, osteoporosis guidelines for general practitioners, regular seminars throughout the country, support group meetings, exhibition material (poster), community announcements produced for TV and radio, information via brochures and fact sheets, media articles
Lobbying Lobbying politicians and health authorities
Fundraising, finance and administration Funds from donations, from commercial corporations (70%), membership fees (5%) and other corporate sources (25%)