Healthy Hips Week for hip dysplasia awareness
Healthy Hips Week is Australia's first week dedicated to raising awareness about hip dysplasia, the importance of knowing the risk factors and what to look out for, as well as raising much needed funds for the work of Healthy Hips Australia, at the same time.
We encourage you to host a fundraising event during Healthy Hips Week, such as a morning tea, bake sale, high tea, even a ladies night in. Hold it at home, playgroup, school or work.
To maximise awareness for hip dysplasia, we encourage you to get your event featured in your local newspaper or on the radio.
Help raise awareness for hip dysplasia all year round.
Hip dysplasia is a condition that affects people across the lifespan yet many have never heard of it until it affects themselves or someone they know. Early diagnosis and treatment yields the most favourable outcome; knowing the risk factors and potential signs and symptoms for this condition should be on the agenda of every parent and health professional working with children.
The following are ideas for how you can help to raise awareness for hip dysplasia:
- Talk about hip dysplasia with family, friends, parents and soon-to-be parents. Improving awareness of the condition will help those affected by it.
- Harness the power of social media platforms such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Share your hip dysplasia story, or that of someone you know.
- Share HHA's Signs & Symptoms Flyer, and add the hashtag #HealthyHips to help us track how far we can spread the word.
- Telling your local GP, child/maternal health nurse and day-care provider about Healthy Hips Australia will help spread the word about our service all year round.
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Hip dysplasia in the Media
Essential Baby Article - Developmental dysplasia of the hip: what new parents need to know