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Intervening for prevention

How might we help older adults with Osteoporosis access intervention to prevent future fractures?

Navigating the healing process and the overwhelming and disjointed information—whether for a fracture patient, primary caregiver, care specialist or community worker—is not easy. Multiple pharmacological products exist today in addition to many other treatment options, such as diet and exercise, but aren’t integrated into treatment plans for a holistic approach that goes beyond fracture healing and fall prevention. How can existing treatment plans take a holistic approach to go beyond fracture healing and fall prevention? Let’s consider innovations that might leverage systems and resources, aggregating or increasing the trustworthiness of information so that it is useful, reliable, and easy to access for all players involved. 

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A Wellness Plan Prescription app and internet access to help prevent post-fracture depression by encouraging movement and socializing.

A Wellness Plan Prescription app and internet access to help prevent post-fracture depression by encouraging movement and socializing.

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OP patients suffering an initial bone break would benefit from specialized transportation and attention for care, appointments and errands.

OP patients suffering an initial bone break would benefit from specialized transportation and attention for care, appointments and errands.

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Career-shifter virtual volunteers reduce loneliness/isolation and provide new data source on post-fracture recovery. Patient gives back too.

Career-shifter virtual volunteers reduce loneliness/isolation and provide new data source on post-fracture recovery. Patient gives back too.

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