Resources for Professionals

NOF offers a variety of resources to help healthcare professionals keep up on the latest information on the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.

BoneSource Alert

NOF’s quarterly professional e-newsletter includes the latest news and information from NOF as well as details on recent developments in the bone health field.

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Clinician's Guide App

The official app allowing you to access NOF's Clinician’s Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis directly from your iPhone or iPad.

Download the App >

Fracture Prevention Central

Fracture Prevention Central is a free online resource provided by the National Bone Health Alliance to spark widespread implementation of fracture prevention programs across the nation. 

Access the Fracture Prevention Central Site  >

Frax Tool


The FRAX® tool was developed to evaluate fracture risk based on individual patient models that integrate clinical risk factors with bone mineral density.

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National Bone Health Alliance

NOF is a founding partner of the National Bone Health Alliance, a public-private partnership that brings together the expertise and resources of its member organizations to collectively promote bone health.


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NOF/ISCD Recommendations FRAX Implementation Guide

A guide from NOF and the International Society for Clinical Densitometry with recommendations to help DXA manufacturers with FRAX® implementation.

FRAX Implementation Guide - Download PDF  >

Healthy Bones for Life Clinician's Guide

This osteoporosis training guide outlines key information to help clinicians and health educators talk with patients about their bone health and provide treatment and fracture prevention information.

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Osteoporosis - What Healthcare Professionals Need to Know

NOF’s professional slide set includes more than 180 professionally produced PowerPoint slides, providing an in depth review of key issues related to the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis. 

Access Slide Deck > 

USPSTF Osteoporosis Screening Recommendations

Osteoporosis screening recommendations and supporting documents from the U.S. Preventative Services Task Force published in 2011.

Osteoporosis Screening Recommendation Statement >
Summary of Recommendations and Supporting Documents >

PPN Logo & Usage Guidelines

Guidelines outlining how the Professional Partners Network® logo may be used by members.

Access the PPN Guidelines >

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Own the Bone

Developed by the American Orthopaedic Association, Own the Bone is a quality improvement program to address the osteoporosis treatment gap and prevent subsequent fragility fractures.

Visit the Own the Bone Site >

External Resources

We've compiled links to external resources providing additional information on a variety of osteoporosis and bone health topics that complement the information found on the NOF and BoneSource websites.

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Updated AHRQ Report on Osteoporosis Treatments 

Agency for Healthcare and Research Quality Report revised in 2012: “Treatment to Prevent Fractures in Men and Women with Low Bone Density or Osteoporosis”

Access the Full Report >
Access the Clinician Summary >

A Reference Guide for Osteoporosis Reimbursement Policy for Healthcare Professionals

This billing and reimbursement guide helps healthcare professionals navigate the reimbursement issues involved with treating patients with osteoporosis.

View the Guide >



NOF’s Clinician’s Guide to the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis

NOF's Clinician's Guide is a must have tool to inform clinical decision-making and manage the diagnosis and treatment of those at high risk for fractures. The Guide contains recently updated guidance on vertebral fracture assessment and the use of biochemical markers of bone turnover, as well as new information on calcium, vitamin D and medications.

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Dental Response

We have created the below letter for physicians to send to their patient’s dentist, should there be any concern about dental treatment while the patient is on osteoporosis medication. This letter outlines the risk of medication-related osteonecrosis of the jaw. Click the link to download the letter:
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