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Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network

The Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJH SCN) is Alberta’s primary vehicle for promoting bone and joint disease prevention and improving the way care is planned and delivered to Albertans when disease strikes. The BJH SCN is part of Alberta Health Services, the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering publicly funded health supports and services in Alberta.

Alberta Health ServicesAlberta Health Services

Alberta Health Services is the provincial health authority responsible for planning and delivering health supports and services for the more than 4 million adults and children living in Alberta. Its mission is to provide a patient-focused, quality health system that is accessible and sustainable for all Albertans.

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health

The McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health is home to a team of basic scientists, clinician researchers, engineers and health system researchers who are working together to enhance the prevention and treatment of bone and joint injuries and diseases, in order to keep people moving. By working together, McCaig Institute’s researchers combine their wide-ranging expertise to investigate questions related to all aspects of bone and joint health, from molecules to cells, joints and clinical patient populations.

A Special Partnership

ABJHI, BJHSCN and McCaig Institute: Committed to World-leading Bone and Joint Health Care and Disease Prevention for Albertans

ABJHI, BJHSCN and McCaig Institute: Committed to World-leading Bone and Joint Health Care and Disease Prevention for Albertans

Every 60 seconds someone in Alberta enters a doctor’s office or a hospital seeking medical help for a bone or joint disorder – a level of demand that is expected to increase substantially with population growth and aging and rising obesity rates.

ABJHI, the Bone and Joint Health Strategic Clinical Network (BJHSCN) and the McCaig Institute for Bone and Joint Health are working together to prevent bone and joint disease and to ensure Albertans receive world-leading care when disease strikes.

McCaig Institute conducts ground-breaking research to improve prevention and treatment of debilitating bone and joint diseases and conditions. ABJHI designs innovative, high-quality bone and joint health care services and evaluates the impact of the services on patient outcomes and health system efficiency. BJHSCN devises creative strategies to move health care services quickly from the design phase to delivery in the population. The three are intrinsically linked, sharing valuable information to further their work. McCaig’s research outcomes are among the sources of evidence ABJHI uses to design services. In turn, ABJHI makes its service evaluation results available to McCaig researchers for opportunities to further advance their work. BJHSCN ensures Albertans benefit fully from the work of both organizations.

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Alberta Orthapaedic Society


Alberta Orthopaedic Society

The Alberta Orthopaedic Society promotes best practices in orthopaedic care for patients, supports professional growth and development, and serves as a means for professional fellowship and a voice for surgeons in the complex and demanding environment of orthopaedics.


Alberta Medical AssociationAlberta Medical Association

Founded in the same year as the province, the Alberta Medical Association (AMA) now represents about 95% of Alberta’s practicing physicians as well as resident physicians and medical students. Both the AMA and Canadian Medical Association are member-driven organizations that advocate for their physician members at every stage of their career.


Alberta HealthAlberta Health

Alberta Health is the government ministry that sets policy, legislation and standards for the health system in Alberta. alberta Health allocates health funding and administers provincial programs such as the Alberta Health Care Insurance Plan and provides expertise on communicable disease control.


Arthritis Society
The Arthritis Society

Since its founding in 1948, The Arthritis Society has been the largest non-government funder of basic and applied arthritis research (more than $175M), which has led to significant breakthroughs in the diagnosis, treatments, and care of patients with arthritis.



Arthritis Alliance of CanadaArthritis Alliance of Canada

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada is dedicated to improving the lives of Canadians with arthritis. With more than 35 member organizations, the Alliance brings together health care professionals, researchers, funding agencies, governments, voluntary sector agencies, industry and consumer organizations from across Canada, proving a central focus for national arthritis-related initiatives.


Max Bell FoundationMax Bell Foundation

Max Bell Foundation makes grants across Canada for a wide range of charitable purposes that benefit all Canadians. In contributing to Canadians and their communities, the Foundation seeks to support innovative endeavours that encourage the development of human potential in pursuit of social, educational, and economic goals.


University of AlbertaThe University of Alberta

Within a vibrant and supportive learning environment, the University of Alberta discovers, disseminates, and applies new knowledge through teaching and learning, research and creative activity, community involvement, and partnerships. The University of Alberta gives a national and international voice to innovation in our province, taking a lead role in placing Canada at the global forefront.


University of Calgary Faculty of MedicineThe University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine

The Faculty of Medicine at the University of Calgary has an innovative, patient-based, cross-disciplinary, research-intensive program that has earned a national and international reputation for excellence. The University of Calgary is a comprehensive research university that combines the best of long-established university traditions with the city of Calgary’s vibrant energy and diversity.


Norlien FoundationNorlien Foundation

The Norlien Foundation is a proactive private foundation active in knowledge translation and mobilization, professional development and training, applied research, evaluation, and networking. It has established partnerships with numerous national and international organizations working in the areas of childhood development, addiction, and mental health. The Foundation initiates strategic projects to enhance the quality of life for all Canadians, particularly those living in Alberta.


Bone and Joint Canada
Bone and Joint Canada

Bone and Joint Canada (BJC) partners with organizations across Canada that share its commitment to improving the care of patients with musculoskeletal disorders. The Canadian division of the international Bone and Joint Decade, Bone and Joint Canada works closely with clinical, administrative and policy leaders across Canada.

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