Injury Prevention Working Group

 

Mission Statement

The mission of the OA Action Alliance is to work collectively to advance the recommendations outlined in A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis by promoting action to prevent and control OA and its progression through proven interventions, public policies, communication strategies and enhanced research initiatives.

The Injury Prevention Working Group is unified under the third of four recommended public health interventions outlined in the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis which states that, "Traumatic injury is a recognized risk factor for the later development of OA and accounts for approximately 12% of total OA prevalence... Given the strong relationship between injury and subsequent OA, interventions and policies that reduce OA-related joint injuries are clearly a potential tool in the quest to reduce the burden of OA." Read more here.

 

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