Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative

The Osteoporosis Best Practices Learning Collaborative was a 12-month initiative focused on helping medical groups develop strategies to reduce fracture rates among patients with osteoporosis.

This initiative provided a platform for participating organizations to improve both clinical and economic outcomes through the development and implementation of quality improvement projects, best practice sharing, and peer-to-peer learning.

Nineteen participating health care organizations (HCOs) 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. 


Osteoporosis White Paper

White Paper | Aligning Your Plan with the Environment

This white paper provides a comprehensive overview of the Osteoporosis Collaborative, including information on how the collaborative came to be, its purpose, structure, outcomes, and key findings.

Download the White Paper.

Obesity Care Model Collaborative Playbook

Osteoporosis Collaborative Infographic

Click here to view an infographic outlining an overview of the Collaborative interventions developed by participating organizations during the program.

Lessons Learned Webinar

Hear key learnings and best practices for improving osteoporosis care discussed by group participants; Florida Medical Clinic, St. Luke’s University Health Network, and UC San Diego Health.

View the webinar recording here

The following healthcare organizations participated in the collaborative: 

Bandera Family Medical Group (WellMed) Ochsner Health
CareMount Medical Premier Medical Associates
Excela Health Prevea Health
Florida Medical Clinic Sentara Healthcare
Geisinger Health SIMED Health
HealthPartners St. Luke's University
Houston Methodist Summa Health
Kelsey-Seybold Clinic UC San Diego
Maine Medical Partners University of Rochester
Mercy Clinics Utica Park Clinic


E. Michael Lewiecki, M.D., FACP, FACE
Director, New Mexico Clinical Research & Osteoporosis Center
Director, Bone Health TeleECHO, UNM Health Service Center

Michele McDermott, M.D.
US Asset Lead Medical Lead

Nathan Meyer, PharmD
Florida Medical Clinic 

Eric Newman, M.D.
Director of Quality & Innovation, Medicine Institute Associate, Department of Rheumatology
Geisinger Health 

Phil Oravetz, M.D., M.P.H., M.B.A.
Chief Population Health Officer Ochsner Health System

Steven Petak, M.D., J.D., MACE, FACP, FCLM, CCD
Associate Clinical Professor Weill-Cornell Medical College – Houston Methodist Hospital
Division Head, Endocrinology & Chief of Endocrinology Houston Methodist Hospital

Andrea Singer, M.D.
Chief Medical Officer, National Osteoporosis Foundation
Chief, Women’s Primary Care and Director, Bone Densitometry and Fracture Liaison Service MedStar Georgetown University Hospital 

S.B. Tanner IV, M.D.
CCD Director of Osteoporosis Clinic
Assistant Professor of Medicine, Divisions of Rheumatology, Allergy & Immunology
Co-founder Vanderbilt Asthma Sinus Allergy Program Vanderbilt Health


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