Posted on October 19th, 2010 | No Comments »
Community Health Network Foundation has been awarded a $7,500 Lilly grant that will be used to provide patient education to those individuals diagnosed with osteoporosis. Osteoporosis is a disease in which bones become fragile and weak and are more likely to break.
The funding will be used to provide patient education through Community’s osteoporosis treatment centers. These centers help identify, treat and educate patients who have fractured, or are at high risk for fracturing, a bone.
Community will use the funding to create and distribute an extensive, yet user-friendly, education booklet for non-hospitalized patients. The booklet will provide education about fracture prevention and ways to keep bones strong and sturdy. It will also address risk factors to consider, as well as lifestyle and dietary recommendations.
“The best way to prevent a fracture is to know your risk, make the necessary lifestyle change for better bone health, and get early treatment,” Lorri Calvert, Nurse Practitioner and osteoporosis Task Force member, said.
This activity is supported by an education grant from Lilly USA, LLC. For further information concerning Lilly grant funding visit http://www.lillygrantoffice.com/