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Healthy Bones Tampa Bay

Healthy Bones Tampa Bay is a non-partisan, grassroots coalition of health care professionals, local and state policymakers and community advocates.

Educating Our Community

We believe in advancing programs to residents of the Greater Tampa Bay Area that foster bone health and fracture prevention through practical education and current science-based information. To learn more, read about us here and follow us @healthybonestb.

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About Healthy Bones Tampa Bay

We believe all Greater Tampa Bay Area residents should receive personalized, culturally-appropriate and actionable information on bone health and fracture prevention.

Facts About Bone Health & Osteoporosis

Strong bones serve as the body’s foundation, and optimal bone health allows people to thrive and maintain their
mobility and independence.

Resources for Your Health

We believe residents of the Greater Tampa Bay Area can empower themselves to reduce their risk to osteoporosis and fractures through participating in evidence-based Community Talks and having access to diagnostic tools.

Downloadable Materials

The following resources contain facts about bone health and osteoporosis which you can share with family,
friends and your community.

Join the Coalition

By joining Healthy Bones Tampa Bay, you take steps toward improving bone health and helping to reduce
osteoporosis-related fractures in the Greater Tampa Bay Area.

Join the Coalition

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What to know about bone health
and fracture prevention during COVID-19

  • Remove fall dangers in your home.
  • Stay physically active, and at least 6 feet away from others.
  • Eat for proper nutrition, and take a supplement if needed to get enough calcium and vitamin D.
  • Stick with your osteoporosis medicines and ask your doctor for extra if you’re unable to go to the pharmacy.
  • If you are due for Reclast, there is little concern about delaying for a few weeks or months.
  • If you take Prolia or Evenity injections, don’t miss your appointment.  Some facilities offer “drive-through” injections. Check with your doctor.
  • Bone density testing can be postponed, if necessary.
  • Speak with your doctor about the possibility of telephone and video visits.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has a page with steps you can take to reduce your risk of catching the virus if you have a chronic illness.

Be well. We are here for you if you have any questions.