Healthy Bones Program and Implementing an Osteoporosis Program
Discuss the purpose of an osteoporosis program and the key elements to success.
This continuing education activity is intended for use by health professionals who participate in the care of patients at risk for or suffering from osteoporosis, in the areas of primary care, endocrinology, geriatrics, gynecology, internal, obstetrics, orthopedics, osteopathy, pediatrics, physiatry, radiology, rheumatology and physical therapy.
This includes physicians, nurse practitioners, registered nurses, pharmacists, physician assistants, technologists, researchers, public health professionals and health educators with an interest in osteoporosis and bone health.
- Discuss reasons to incorporate a FLS program.
- List the key elements responsible for the success for Kaiser Permanente’s Healthy Bones FLS program.
- Recognize steps for implementing a disease management program.
Kathy William, EdD: Nothing to Disclose
Kathy’s almost 40 years of healthcare experience in her career include pediatric nursing, being a nursing, health, and parent educator, and geriatric expertise specializing in osteoporosis. Kathy played a critical role in the early development and implementation of the Healthy Bones Program for Southern California Kaiser Permanente. She recently served on the Board of Directors for American Bone Health in Oakland, California. She frequently advocates at Capitol Hill in Washington DC for critical osteoporosis initiatives and bills. Kathy is currently working as a bone health consultant. In her spare time she loves practicing yoga, taking long walks, reading books, and drinking coffee.
Name of Individual
Individual's Role(s) in Activity
Name of Ineligible Company(s)
Nature of Relationship(s)
RPJ FLS, Radius
Consultant, Speaker’s Bureau
RPJ FLS, Radius
Consultant, Speaker’s Bureau, Stock, Committee
RPJ FLS, Amgen
Consultant, Speaker’s Bureau, Shareholder
All of the relevant financial relationships listed for these individuals have been mitigated.
The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.
CME Program Eligibility
Method of Participation in the Learning Process: Clinician learners will view and analyze the subject matter, conduct additional informal research through related internet searches on the subject matter, and complete a post-test assessment of knowledge and skills gained as a result of the activity.
After participating in this activity, the reader has the option of taking an evaluation for this activity. It is estimated it will take 1.0 hour(s) to complete the reading and take the evaluation. Continuing education credit will be available for two years from the date of publication.
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- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The National Osteoporosis Foundation is an approved Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) accredited CME provider through March 2023. ACCME accreditation accelerates learning, change and improvement in the field of osteoporosis. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The National Osteoporosis Foundation designates educational activities for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 ANCCThe mission of the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), a subsidiary of the American Nurses Association (ANA), is to promote excellence in nursing and health care globally through credentialing programs. The National Osteoporosis Foundation is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. The National Osteoporosis Foundation designates educational activities for continuing nursing education credit(s).
- 1.00 Participation
- 1.00 Participation/AttendanceA certificate of attendance will be provided to all other attending healthcare professionals. Nurse practitioners and physician assistants may request AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ certificate of participation. Please refer to your provider to determine whether this program will qualify for other categories of continuing education credits. The American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA) also accepts educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Education (ACCME).