Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative 2.0

The Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative 2.0 is a 12-month initiative focused on helping participating organizations develop strategies to reduce fracture rates among female patients with osteoporosis.  The goal is to have groups develop, implement, and sustain clinical practice guideline-informed strategies and interventions to improve patient-centered identification, diagnosis, long-term management, and education. This collaborative is an extension of the Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative, and it builds on the original collaboratives’ s findings and key components such as patient and provider/staff education, care coordination, and clinical decision support tools. 

The AMGA Best Practices Learning Collaborative model creates a community of knowledge that can assist participants to accelerate change and develop sustainable care processes. The best practices from the collaboratives are shared with the healthcare community to help providers improve care delivery nationwide. 

Eight participating health care organizations comprised of medical groups, and integrated health systems of varying size, and geographic locations, were selected to participate in the Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative 2.0:

HealthPartners SIMED Health
Maine Medical Partners St. Luke’s Medical Group
Ochsner Health UC San Diego Health
Prevea Health Utica Park Clinic


Claire Gill
Bone Health and Osteoporosis Foundation

Heather Hofflich, DO, FACE
Clinical Medical Director, La Jolla Internal Medicine Faculty Practice,
Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Endocrinology and Internal Medicine, UC San Diego Health

Michele McDermott, M.D.
US Asset Medical Lead

Susan L. Williams-Judge, M.N., C.N.S., A.R.N.P.,
Nurse Practitioner, University of Washington Medicine
Clinical Liaison Coordinator, Strong Bones Clinic, Northwest Outpatient Medical Center 


If you have questions or need further information, contact Senait Temesgen at stemesgen@amga.org or by phone at 703.838.0033 ext. 340.