Capture the Fracture® Partnership

An IOF initiative, supported by Amgen and UCB in collaboration with the University of Oxford

Currently, approximately 80% of individuals who have sustained a first fracture due to osteoporosis do not receive the post-fracture care needed to prevent costly and life-altering secondary fractures. Post-fracture care coordination programmes such as Fracture Liaison Services (FLS) have been shown to be the single most effective way to reduce spiralling fragility fractures and associated costs.

The Capture the Fracture Partnership, officially launched on June 16, 2020 (Read Press Release), is a first-of-its-kind partnership to support much-needed national and institutional policy change, with the objectives being to:

  • Increase the quality and sustainability of FLS
  • Foster the development and implementation of new Capture the Fracture® initiatives
  • Double the number of FLS by 2022
  • Decrease by 25% the number of hip and vertebral fractures due to osteoporosis by 2025 – and thereby to vastly reduce the post-fracture care gap for the benefit of patients worldwide.

To begin, the initiative will focus on specific countries in Asia-Pacific, Europe, Latin America and the Middle-East. The Partnership’s five key pillars of action are listed below.

Pillar 1 - Policy

Drive fracture prevention prioritisation and policy changes



  • Identify key stakeholders & strategies to effectively drive policy changes and secure its execution
  • Organize roundtables with key stakeholders to drive sustainable policy changes
  • Advocate for public or private mandated and reimbursed fracture liaison services (FLS)

Pillar 2 - Coalitions

International/regional/national fracture prevention coalitions



  • Invite multispecialty societies and national governments/NGOs to international, regional & national coalitions on secondary fracture prevention
  • Establish broad-based fracture prevention coalitions that unite international & national/regional advocacy, specialty society/government/NGOs to:
    • Support both policy changes and local/country implementation
    • Increase number of FLS
    • Support local education of HCPs
    • Support uptake on use of the FLS digital tool

Pillar 3 - Mentorship

FLS Best Practice Mentorship and Workshops



  • CTF educational programme of webinars & Best Practice Framework material
  • Peer-to-peer mentorship & e-learning linked to evidenced methods of quality improvement (including face-to-face workshops in selected cities/countries), including mentorship by national/international FLS experts
  • CTF Getting to Gold programme (4 steps: train the local mentor, getting started and sustaining, getting funded, drive policy changes tours)

Pillar 4 - Scalable solutions

A dedicated platform of resources for FLS worldwide


Resources will include:

  • CTF Mentorship workshop material
  • Best Practice Framework Material
  • Getting to Gold material
  • Train the Trainer material
  • Patient information material
  • FLS Benefit Calculator
  • Q&A

Pillar 5 - FLS Digital tool

Creation of a global FLS Database comparative tool



  • The Digital Tool will be implemented to document and track patient and institutional KPIs (i.e. fracture identification, investigation, screening and treatment initiation/persistence)
  • Determination of the optimal structure and content of the database, to develop a user-friendly interface of this database
  • Implementation of the tool will support member FLSs in the following ways:
    • Provide a continuity of care
    • Manage patients more effectively
    • Improve clinical outcomes
    • Reduce medical and healthcare costs

For further information about the CTF Partnership, and to find out how you can contribute to the global advance of secondary fracture prevention through Fracture Liaison Services, contact us at