The US National Spine Health Foundation (NSHF) has announced the launch of a first of its kind Coalition for Spine Health. The coalition will initially bring together four of the USA’s leading spinal organisations to advance awareness and patient education.
The North American Spine Society (NASS), The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation and the Harms Study Group, and the Cervical Spine Research Society all join the National Spine Health Foundation in the launch of the coalition.
Rita Roy, CEO of the NSHF, said: “We’re thrilled that the Coalition for Spine Health will unify the top minds in spinal health to deliver best in class patient education. By providing innovative learning opportunities for patients, the coalition can improve the well-being of millions of Americans.”
According to a recent press release, the coalition’s member organisations will work to share research findings, advance groundbreaking patient treatment methods, highlight leaders in the spine health field, create innovative learning opportunities for patients nationwide, and advocate for access to quality care.
Larry Lenke, surgeon-in-chief at The Och Spine Hospital, Columbia New York-Presbyterian (New York, USA), added: “I’ve seen first-hand how patient education can transform outcomes, especially when we consider the complex procedures and long recovery times that spine patients often face. It’s wonderful to see top spine organisations unite with a common goal of helping patients.”