Chilliwack General Hospital FLS
Chilliwack General Hospital is proud to have started a new Fracture Liaison Service program in December 2021. Through our FLS coordinator, we have been assessing inpatient hip fractures and outpatient fragility fractures including fractures of the wrist and humerus. We are eager to increase the awareness of osteoporosis in our community and engage with health professionals to help reduce recurrent fractures and hospitalizations. With the partnership of other developing FLS programs in the lower mainland, we are excited to continue to expand our program and share our success to encourage future development of more FLS programs in BC.
- Dr. Derrick Chan (Chilliwack General Hospital FLS medical lead)
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BC Coalition of Osteoporosis Physicians
The British Columbia Coalition of Osteoporosis Physicians (BCCOP) was formed in 2018 to address deficiencies in osteoporosis care. The coalition brings together BC physicians, and allied health professionals, interested in representing patient care needs to those agencies responsible for making decisions on access to care. We collaborate with Osteoporosis Canada and others with similar agendas. Our funding is from government and health authority sources.
Osteoporosis Care Gap
In BC, like many other Canadian provinces, osteoporosis management is not a health priority despite the significant morbidity associated with this disease. We need access to diagnostic and therapeutic tools that align with clinical guidelines.
Our Advocacy Work
By providing a unified voice, we strive to advocate for patients with osteoporosis and positively influence osteoporosis management and treatment reimbursement policies in our province.
Access tools for managing your osteoporosis here, including a calcium calculator, to ensure you are getting enough calcium in your diet, and exercise recommendations for a variety of mobility needs.