The New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) is an education initiative dedicated to providing the most accurate and current information about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Osteoporosis education is the key to helping medical professionals and patients make the necessary choices in order to achieve a lifetime of healthy bones and wellness. In 1997, Governor George Pataki signed the Osteoporosis Education Bill (New York State Public Health Law 2707). This bill established the New York State Osteoporosis Prevention and Education Program (NYSOPEP) within the New York State Department of Health. This educational initiative makes it possible for all New Yorkers (the general public and healthcare professionals) to learn about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of osteoporosis.
Under the leadership of Dr. Laura Robbins, the NYSOPEP Center at Hospital for Special Surgery has successfully focused on reaching diverse communities and women across the age span in order to achieve the goal of promoting osteoporosis awareness.
For more information about NYSOPEP programming or to request educational materials, please feel free to contact Robyn Wiesel, CHES, Public and Patient Education Coordinator at 212.774.7326, or go to http://www.nysopep.org/.