August 2001 AAOS Report

All 50 U.S. states sign on to Bone and Joint Decade

It's a sweep! The Montana Senate and House of Representatives recognized 2000-2010 as the Bone and Joint Decade (BJD). All 50 states in the U.S. have now passed proclamations recognizing the Decade, an international initiative to improve the quality of life for people who have musculoskeletal disorders, and to advance understanding and treatment of those disorders through prevention, education and research. "People thought it would be impossible to get all 50 state legislatures to endorse the decade, but we proved them wrong," said Stuart L. Weinstein, MD, chair of the United States National Action Network for the BJD. "Through a lot of hard work by members of the Board of Councilors and their colleagues in the various states, we've achieved an important goal. My congratulations to all who pulled together to create this important milestone."


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