Our ability to put hip dysplasia on the national agenda depends on passionate people volunteering their time, talking about their experiences and supporting Healthy Hips Australia through fundraising.
By talking about hip dysplasia we can:
- better prepare people for a possible diagnosis and support those impacted throughout treatment,
- reduce risk factors that contribute to the development of hip dysplasia, such as tight swaddling, and
- reduce the incidence of late diagnosis.
Let’s talk hips this November!
What Will You Do For Healthy Hips Day?
HEALTHY HIPS DAY - CHILDCARE OR SCHOOL
Register for Healthy Hips Day, 2 November 2018. Ask your childcare centre or school to register, or register on their behalf with their okay, and promote the day to their community via their newsletter, assembly and social media channels using the provided resources. Wear green and donate.
BUSINESS AND COMMUNITY
Register for Healthy Hips Day, 2 November 2018. Host an event at your workplace or in your community to raise awareness of hip dysplasia it's risk factors and potential signs and symptoms. Decorate your workplace, shop or office with green. Wear green and donate.
HOST AN EVENT
Please register via the form below to host an event (if you are registering on behalf of your childcare provider, school or workplace make sure you have their okay first). You’ll also need to read the HHA Fundraising Guidelines. These help to make the experience positive for all involved.
You’ll be given access to electronic resources to advertise your event, consisting of an event poster and hip dysplasia education flyers.
Registrations have been received, with thanks, from the following:
- Hire For Baby - 75 branches nationally
- AWX - 13 offices nationally
- Toodyay Kindergym – Toodyay 6566
- Nadia Pillera 6055
- DPIRD Northam Fish Bowl Social Club – Northam 6401
- York Childcare Centre – York 6302
- Beldon School of Early Learning – Beldon 6027
- Western Kids Health – Mt Hawthorn 6016
- Little Peoples Place (Forrest Street) – Mt Lawley 6050
- Great Beginnings Marangaroo – Marangaroo 6064
- Onslow Onetree Daycare – Onslow 6710
- Bruce Rock Daycare Centre – Bruce Rock 6418
- Blue Goose Occupational Therapy – Gooseberry Hill 6076
- Brilliant Beginnings Childcare – Australind 6233
- Ashdale Early Learning Centre – Darch 6065
- Scarborough Child Health Centre - Scarborough 6019
- Mount Hawthorn Playgroup - Friday Morning. Mt Hawthorn 6016
- Padbury Child Health Centre - Padbury 6025
- Rose Garden Kids – Tooradin 3980
- Jennys Early Learning Centre Bendigo Hospital – Bendigo 3550
- Goodstart Early Learning Wangaratta (Moore St) – Wangaratta 3677
- Romsey Early Education Centre – Romsey 3434
- Kangatraining Wangaratta, Benalla & Surrounds – 3732
- Goodstart Early Learning Centre Mt Martha (Craigie Rd) – Mt Martha 3934
- Kangatraining Nillumbik – 3094
- Kayla Lynch 3753
- Kangatraining Sunbury & Macedon Ranges – 3442
- Mildura Central Early Learning Centre – Mildura 3500
- Brady Bunch - Sebastopol 3356
- BAYVIEW MILKBAR - Clifton Springs 3222
- The Learning Sanctuary Malvern East - Malvern East 3145
- Little Superstars Early Learning Centre – Blaxland 2774
- Shellharbour Physiotherapy – Shellharbour 2529
- Menarock Life – Moama 2731
- Lots of Tots Early Learning Centre and Preschool – Albury 2640
- Kangatraining Penrith, Kingswood & Glenmore Park – 2747
- Thurgoona Public School – Thurgoona 2641
- My Stepping Stones Childcare – Leichhardt 2040
- Melissa Wray 2590
- Fit Kidz Early Learning Centre - Vineyard 2765
- Goodstart Early Learning Forest Gardens – Mt Sheridan 4868
- Goodstart Learning Annandale (Yolanda Drive) – Annandale 4814
- Samantha Beckhouse 4370
- Riverstone Rise Early Learning Journey – Boyne Island 4680
- Cradle To Crayons Education and Care - North Bundaberg 4670
- Eastside Little Learners Childcare Centre - Bundaberg 4670
- Kangatraining Murraylands & Strathalbyn – 5253
Last Updated 11 October 12:15pm AWST. Please Note: We are yet to confirm receipt of registrations via email. The list above acknowledges those registrations we have received to date. You will receive an email with an electronic host kit in the coming week. Thanks for your support.
Why is increased awareness of hip dysplasia needed?
Approximately 11 children a day are diagnosed with hip dysplasia in Australia, and the incidence of late diagnosis is rising. Research has indicated nine out of ten cases of hip dysplasia are diagnosed during adolescence or adulthood, with hip dysplasia the most common cause of hip arthritis before the age of fifty.
Late diagnosis for children means longer treatment, often months of restricted movement in a brace or plaster cast, a greater chance that painful, invasive surgery will be needed, and a higher risk of complications. All of which can, in many cases, be avoided if hip dysplasia is diagnosed and treated in the first few months of a baby’s life.
Awareness and education are key to stemming this trend. Healthy Hips Australia’s Healthy Hips Day aims to increase awareness of hip dysplasia, so that no one need unnecessarily face lengthy and painful treatments. For more information about hip dysplasia see our Hip Dysplasia Toolkit.
How you can increase awareness of hip dysplasia
- Share your story: Raise awareness of hip dysplasia by telling your personal story. You can share your story in your school newsletter, with your local newspaper, on your local radio station, or with an online community. Please be sure to mention Healthy Hips Day and Healthy Hips Australia. You are welcome to also share our media releases.
- Distribute flyers: Download and print the hip dysplasia infographic. Share it with your GP, paediatrician, local pharmacy, child/maternal health nurse, orthotist, physiotherapist, occupational therapist, chiropractor, childcare provider, and playgroup (and any other services you might interact with). Some local councils offer support for volunteers, so ask them for assistance in printing the flyers. Don’t forget to let us know how you go so we can track how far the word spreads.
- Spread the word: Comment, Like and Share the Healthy Hips Australia Facebook Page and Instagram posts related to Healthy Hips Day. To make sure you see these posts, please be sure to follow us on these platforms.