Tuesday, April 17th, 2012
Adelaide, SA: The Bone Health Foundation’s national grants program is now open, offering grants to Australian researchers and institutions to conduct research or projects into all musculoskeletal health and allied conditions.

Now in its 21st year, The Bone Health Foundation's grants program has expanded to consider any application from Australian researchers, institutions or community groups that supports the Foundation’s mission to achieve healthy bones for every body.

One in three Australians suffer from a musculoskeletal condition such as arthritis, osteoporosis, scoliosis or bone cancer with more than $4.6 billion public health dollars spent per annum on helping them live a better life says Dr Bruce Foster, chairman of the Bone Health Foundation.

“As part of our organisation’s evolution and the increasing public health cost of caring for over 6 million Australians with musculoskeletal conditions, we want to find better ways to keep bones healthy for life,” Dr Foster says.

“We’ve opened the grants program to a much wider audience and want to hear from anyone in Australia whose research or project will help us achieve our goal of healthy bones for every body,” he says.

Grants awarded in the past have funded research into Brittle Bone Disease at Murdoch Childrens Research Institute in Victoria, a Post-Doctoral Fellowship at Westmead Hospital in Sydney and a PhD scholarship at Australian National University in ACT.

Australian researchers, institutions, schools or community groups interested in applying for a grant can contact The Bone Health Foundation on (08) 8231 7884 or email info@bonehealth.org. Applications for funding close at 5:30pm (CST) on 1st June 2012.

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The Bone Health Foundation

The Bone Health Foundation, formerly known as the Bone Growth Foundation, was founded by Dr Bruce Foster in 1991 as a self-funded not-for-profit organisation. It was originally established to provide infrastructure and support for new research into bone growth – to find better, less painful, treatments for the children affected by crippling growth problems. The Bone Health Foundation has evolved with the vision to expand its research criteria to consider any study that improves the health of the musculoskeletal system and its effect on the individual’s wellbeing.

Jo Cook
phone: 08 8321 7884
email: info@bonehealth.org.au
website: http://www.bonehealth.org.au

Sarah Thomas
phone: 08 8463 0177
mobile: 0434 498 078
email: sarah@thesocialpr.co
website: http://www.thesocialpr.co
Jo Cook, The Bone Health Foundation
P: 08 8321 7884
W: www.bonehealth.org.au


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