Our Peer Educators form the backbone of the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation. These trained volunteers represent the Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation on the front lines in their own communities. We support them every step of the way.
Peer Educators receive about 12 hours of online training, as well as coaching to prepare them to share information at events including workshops, health fairs and screenings. They learn how to promote lifelong bone health and are kept up to date on the latest scientific findings about osteoporosis prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
The training includes modules on:
- bone health
- fall prevention
- screening and diagnosis
- fracture risk assessment
- treatment options
Peer Educators commit to serving for a minimum of one year and completing at least two volunteer activities per year.
Gaining Skills—Building Relationships
In addition to helping others, Peer Educators build valuable professional relationships in the bone health community. They also gain leadership experience and organizational skills. They build their knowledge in areas ranging from physical activity and nutrition to public health and disease management.