About Us

The Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) uses the best evidence available to develop innovative solutions to problems within the healthcare system and monitors the impacts of these innovations on the quality of care delivered to Albertans.

Leading the Way


For over 15 years, the Alberta Bone and Joint Health Institute (ABJHI) has been turning knowledge into better care for people with bone and joint health conditions.

We have been influencers on clinical practice, public policy, research, and the exchange of knowledge.

As an independent charitable organization, ABJHI’s funding comes from service contracts, philanthropy, and foundation grants and programs.

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The Magnitude of Musculoskeletal Conditions

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, spinal disorders, low back pain, and major trauma are among 200 bone and joint conditions affecting hundreds of millions of people globally. The musculoskeletal system of your body includes bones, muscles, tendons, ligaments, and soft tissues.

These debilitating, and oftentimes chronic, conditions are painful, lead to mobility loss 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 associated high cost of care, lost productivity and reduced quality of life impose a heavy burden on society.

New Information Within Our Reach. New Standards Within Yours.

Our work involves engaging stakeholders in defining and adopting best practices – whether through small adjustments to workflows or grander redesign of care models. We’re here to help search out the latest evidence, provide recommendations, and devise and evaluate new health care services or care practices.

What We Do Together

One of our greatest strengths is our ability to bring together the clinicians, managers, policymakers, and researchers whose collaboration is necessary to bring about improvement and efficiency.

Our work is supported by partnerships with Alberta Health Services, universities, medical and health practitioners, researchers, non-profits, educators, government, and private donors.

Our Mission

Be a source of truth for improving bone and joint health of Albertans through collaboration with patients, clinical professionals, researchers, healthcare professionals and government.

Our Vision

Better Bones, Better Joints, Better Being.


Our Guiding Principles

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All our decision-making and actions must stand the test of moral and principled behaviour.



Our actions and behaviour individually and collectively reflect our words. Honesty and sincerity form the foundation on which we build enduring relationships.



We recognize that health care is a shared responsibility and improvement in it requires a united effort.



All change in health care should be supported by evidence that it improves quality of care in some way.



We see the reasoned expression of differences – in opinions, character and interests – as a sign of passion and a source of energy.



We take ownership of our actions. We have the courage and confidence to hold ourselves accountable to our coworkers and to others with whom we interact. We know that in a healthy culture, improvement, not blame, is the purpose of accountability.