Commission on Women
Kentucky Commission on Women Presented National Award for Osteoporosis Awareness
Frankfort, Ky: The Kentucky Commission on Women (KCW), attached to Governor Ernie Fletcher’s office, has received the Platinum Award for osteoporosis awareness during the 2007 National Association of Commissions for Women (NACW) 38th Annual Business Meeting and Convention in Louisville. The KCW was one of only three commissions across the nation to achieve the award.
“The Commission was honored to work with the Healthy Bones Educational Program to increase osteoporosis awareness in the commonwealth. Our better health is dependent on our commitment to better health education. I was pleased to accept the NACW Platinum Award on behalf of the Commission and am pleased to be part of an administration where health issues are a top priority, “said Executive Director Woods.
Osteoporosis is often called the “silent disease” because bone loss occurs without symptoms. People may not know that they have osteoporosis until their bones become so weak that a sudden strain, bump, or fall causes a hip to fracture or a vertebra to collapse. Osteoporosis is a major public health threat for 44 million Americans, 68 percent of whom are women.
For more information on the work of the KCW, visit www.women.ky.gov. For more information on the NACW, visit www.nacw.org