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About the Injury Prevention Working Group:

As a coalition, the OA Action Alliance undertakes its work through four working groups comprised of volunteers who are members of concerned organizations in the public health community. These working groups are based on the four primary recommendations outlined in A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis. The areas addressed are injury prevention, physical activity, self-management education and weight management.

Mission Statement

The Injury Prevention Working Group is unified under the third of four recommended public health interventions outlined in the National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis which states that, "Traumatic injury is a recognized risk factor for the later development of OA and accounts for approximately 12% of total OA prevalence...Given the strong relationship between injury and subsequent OA, interventions and policies that reduce OA-related joint injuries are clearly a potential tool in the quest to reduce the burden of OA." Read more here.

Group Leadership

Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC
Marjorie J. Albohm, MS, ATC
Chair, OA Action Alliance Injury Prevention Working Group
National Athletic Trainers' Association (NATA)

Marjorie has a true passion for action – especially when it comes to the preventative kind. NATA, a member organization of the OA Action Alliance, has designated OA action as a priority because "if we can prevent injuries, we make an impact on preventing osteoarthritis." Learn more about what Marjorie and NATA have to say about OA and the OA Action Alliance by clicking here.


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