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Fit to a T Advisory Committee: Kimberly Templeton, MD (Chair); Anita Bemis-Dougherty, PT, DPT, MAS; Susan Bukata, MD; Timothy Kaufman, PT, PhD;  Michael Lewiecki, MD; Barbara Macikas; Edward Puzas, PhD; Debra Sietsema, PhD, RN; Kris Todd, MSN, FNP, ONC, CCD.

Boning Up on Osteoporosis, The Male Frame: A Practical Guide to Men's Bone Health, Falls & Related Fractures:  The Risk of Undiagnosed Osteoporosis, How Strong Are Your Bones?, Preparing for Your Visit with Your Doctor and Healthcare Team, National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF) (

NIH Osteoporosis and Related Bone Diseases, National Resource Center (          

Bone Health and Osteoporosis, A Report of the Surgeon General, 2004 and companion piece, What it Means to You, Office of the Surgeon General

The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) thanks the patients who kindly participated in the program booklet and on this web site with their stories. The patients, for privacy reasons, are only identified by their first names.

USBJI thanks the Fit to a T program partners: 
American Association of Occupational Health Nurses;
American Association of Nurse Practitioners;
American Legion Auxiliary;
American Occupational Therapy Association;
American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedists;
American Physical Therapy Association;
Business and Professional Women's Foundations;
International Society for Clinical Densitometry;
National Association of Commissions for Women;
National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses;
National Bone Health Alliance;
National Institute of Senior Centers;
National Network of Libraries of Medicine;
Own the Bone (American Orthopaedic Association);
Pharmacists' Association of Western New York
Public Library Association;

The USBJI also thanks the following for supporting the Fit to a T program with unrestricted educational grants.