FORE was founded by local nephrologists and community activists. Began DXA testing and clinical research trials.
FORE started publishing semi-annual FOREFront newsletter.
FORE published first physician’s clinical guidelines.
Began landmark community screening program.
Became accredited CME provider.
FORE started bone density certification course for technicians in the State of California.
FORE led a summit for a National Osteoporosis Awareness Campaign Plan for the US Administration on Aging (published in 2004).
FORE led the strategic planning process for stakeholders resulting in A Promise of Lifelong Bone Health to address osteoporosis in California.
FORE published the photo-essay book Faces of Osteoporosis, reflecting the diversity of people with osteoporosis.
Sponsored symposium on Athletic Energy Deficit.
FORE published Compromising the Competitive Edge: Athletic Energy Deficit (AED) Impacts Bone Health.
Began an Ambassador Program to educate middle and high school coaches about Athletic Energy Deficit.
Published results of a community-based osteoporosis education and screening intervention for 4,500 underserved older adults.
FORE launched American Bone Health.
FORE recruited over 300 women age 50–90 who had a fracture to study their bone quality.
American Bone Health formalized its Bone Health Hotline.
American Bone Health published the validated FORE Fracture Risk CalculatorTM.
FORE convened partners to create an effective community-based intervention for Latinos.
American Bone Health sponsored a national awareness media campaign with CBS-TV.
FORE added a “batch” feature to the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator for use with large patient populations.
FORE recognized by the Mature Market Research Center for innovative service for older adults and their families.
American Bone Health conducted 3.3K Walk Tall for Life in San Francisco.
Launched a Spanish language awareness campaign with Univision San Francisco to use the FORE-Fracture Risk Calculator — Español.
Received innovation award from The American Public Health Association for its awareness campaign with CBS-TV.
Published award-winning Do It Right! and Prevent Fractures! booklet showing proper posture and body mechanics.
Partnered with Women in Government on 3.3K bone health walks and consultations in Denver, Minneapolis, Pittsburgh and Charleston.
Launched The Bone Health Lecture Series at the Community Hospital of the Monterey Peninsula.
Chinese Bone Health fairs held in San Francisco and New York City.
American Bone Health, with the American Academy of Pediatrics, convened an interdisciplinary panel to review and discuss strategies to improve bone development and reduce the incidences of Athletic Energy Deficit in children.
Launched first “Signature Event” callled Freedom From Fractures at 30 Sam’s Club stores in California.
Held a 2.6K public awareness walk and exercise clinic at Southdale Center in Edina, MN
A major revision of the FORE Fracture Risk Calculator was released to include the option of entering vertebral fractures, spine T-score and dose amount of steroid medication. These changes improved the ability of the tool to better predict 10-year fracture risk. The FORE FRC was featured in a presentation by Dr. William Leslie at ASBMR.
Held Bone-Safe Yoga workshop in Oakland, Bone-Safe Exercise in Boston and launched Bone-Safe Pilates workshops in Livermore, Chicago and Miami.
Partnered with CBS HealthWatch™ on an osteoporosis awareness campaign expanded to five metropolitan markets.
Trained and deployed 138 peer educators to 36 Walgreen’s stores in California for the 2nd Annual Freedom From Fractures awareness event. Of those screened, nearly three quarters were found to be at moderate or high risk for having a fracture in the next 10 years. Only 32% of high risk customers and only 26% of moderate risk customers reported having a bone density test.
Held first 3 hour Bone Health Fair featuring Dr. David Karpf and a series of bone health screenings for participants.
3rd Annual Freedom Fractures Screening event launched nationally at Independent Living communities around the country.
Second “Signature Event” called Stepping Out Strong was launched and held at YMCA’s and studios throughout the country to bring awareness to fall prevention.
Expanded Freedom From Fractures™ to hospital locations.
New “Signature Event” added called The Calcium Challenge was launched at ShopRite stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey and Maryland and run by registered dietitians.
The Best Bones Forever! Bone Health Clinic for Middle Schoolers was piloted at the Highland Recreation Center in San Mateo CA.
The Calcium Challenge was held at 65 ShopRite stores in Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Maryland, and New York during National Dairy Month in June.
Signature Events continue to grow and Bone Health Fairs are held in Oakland, Panorama Health in Denver and O’Connor Hospital in San Jose.