ABJHI is Canada’s only independent institute for channeling knowledge into better bone and joint health care services and the nation’s leading organization for engaging stakeholders in adopting best practices.
Our work involves designing and evaluating innovative, evidence-based ways to deliver bone and joint health care service, searching out the latest evidence, measuring and reporting health care service performance, and managing projects for clients.
Bone and Joint among Fastest-growing Areas of Health Care Need
ABJHI is a not-for-profit formed in 2004 by people with an abiding commitment to improving outcomes for people with bone and joint disorders. We chose this area of medicine because safe, effective bone and joint care is among the fastest-growing areas of medical need worldwide.
Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders, low back pain, and major trauma are among 150 musculoskeletal conditions affecting hundreds of millions of people globally. The majority of these conditions are chronic, requiring ongoing costly medical treatment.
These debilitating conditions are painful, lead to loss of mobility and social isolation, inhibit the ability to work, and over long periods cause a deterioration of general health. The pervasiveness of these conditions around the globe and the high cost of care and lost productivity associated with them impose a heavy burden on society.
Canada’s only independent institute for channelling knowledge into better bone and joint health care services and the nation’s leading organization for engaging stakeholders in adopting best practices.
ABJHI works with Alberta’s health professionals, researchers and policy makers to close the gap between what we learn and what we do in bone and joint health care.