Bone Health information now available in other languages.


Healthy Bones Australia, a national not-for-profit organisation, has released new information in Arabic, Greek, Italian, Punjabi, Chinese (simplified and traditional) and Vietnamese to help protect bone health in the community.

The translated material is now available under the Resource Hub on the Healthy Bones Australia website and provides information on supporting bone health with calcium, vitamin D, exercise, and an explanation of medications for osteoporosis. There is also information about calcium levels in different foods to assist people increase the amount of calcium in their daily meals.

This information has been developed to help tackle the issue of osteoporosis, a health condition, which means bones are weaker than normal and can lead to broken bones.

Greg Lyubomirsky, CEO of Healthy Bones Australia, said “Over 1.2 million Australians are living with osteoporosis and 66% of people over 50 years have poor bone health. We want to prevent broken bones and encourage people to speak to their doctor if they have risk factors for osteoporosis.”

Healthy Bones Australia Medical Director, Associate Professor Peter Wong said “working in Western Sydney I know first hand how helpful it can be to share information in other languages to assist consumers to protect their health. I urge health professionals and GPs working within these linguistically diverse communities to use this new information and for consumers to access the information and… tell your family, tell your friends!”

FOR MEDIA – Media releases in the following languages

Arabic / عربي

Chinese/简化版/傳統版 Traditional / Simplified

Greek / Ελληνικά

Italian / Italiano

Punjabi / ਪੰਜਾਬੀ

Vietnamese / Tiếng Việt