West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

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Our Mission

To reduce the prevalence of Osteoporosis and Arthritis in West Virginia by providing information on prevention and education, making available information on treatment, and lessening pain and disability by encouraging individuals to maintain productive lives.

Osteoporosis Resources

Osteoporosis Quiz

Know my bones is a website for postmenopausal women where you can sign up for free information and take a quiz to find out how many women age 50 and older will have an osteoporosis related fracture in their lifetime.


National Osteoporosis Foundation
This is the nation's leading voluntary health organization solely dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. The NOF achieves its mission through programs of awareness, education and training, advocacy and research.

National Institutes of Health
This is the primary Federal agency for conducting and supporting medical research. NIH scientist investigate ways to prevent disease as well as the causes, treatments and even cures for common and rare diseases.

Surgeon General’s Report of Bone Health 
In this report, the 17th Surgeon General of the United States Richard H. Carmona, M.D. warns that by 2020, half of all American citizens older than 50 will be at risk for fractures from osteoporosis and low bone mass if no immediate action is taken by individuals at risk, doctors, health systems, and policymakers.

Additional Resources

National Arthritis Foundation   

JourneyWorks Publishing     

Ergonomic Hand Tools      

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                                               

Bureau of Senior Services                                                                                                           


West Virginia City by County Recreation Centers                               


Active Options for Aging Americans              


National Institute of Health


National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS)                                              


Lee Valley Tools                                                                                                                                      


Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)  


West Virginia Prevention Resource Center (PRC)          


American Dietetic Association (ADA)                               


National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)      


West Virginia Caregivers    


National Council on Aging                                              


US Department of Agriculture


Powerful Girls/Powerful Bones


West Virginia Bureau for Public Health • 350 Capitol Street • Room 206 • Charleston, WV 25301
phone: 304-558-0644 • fax: 304-558-1553

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