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 donations and 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 wear green, raise funds and talk hips together on Friday the 1st November to help hip dysplasia to be seen!
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.