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National Osteoporosis Foundation

The National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) is an American voluntary health organization dedicated to osteoporosis and bone health. Its headquarters are in Washington, D.C.. The foundation provides education for health professionals, patients, and the public, offers research grants, and advocates for the expansion of governmental support for osteoporosis research and quality patient care at the U.S. federal and state levels.

Public education efforts of the foundation include the promotion of Osteoporosis Awareness and Prevention Month each year in May. The foundation also runs Strong Women Stand Tall, which is "a program that celebrates women for the inner and outer strength they possess and recognizes the strength they give to one another, their families and their communities".[1]


NOF was founded in 1984 as the Ostoporosis Foundation, with the mission of preventing osteoporosis, promoting lifelong bone health, helping improve the lives of those affected by osteoporosis and related fractures, and finding a cure. In 1985, the foundation added "National" to its name. In 1986, foundation headquarters were moved to Washington, D.C.

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