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:
- prepare new parents for a possible diagnosis and support them 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 April!
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 Week 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 Week. To make sure you see these posts, please be sure to follow us on these platforms.
What Will You Do For Healthy Hips Week?
HOST AN EVENT
Organise a fundraising activity during Healthy Hips Week, such as a morning tea, bake sale, high tea, or even a ladies night in. Hold it at home, playgroup, school or work.
You’ll be given access to electronic resources to advertise your event, including event posters and hip dysplasia education flyers. Join the Healthy Hips Week Facebook page to share ideas with other supporters and subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected.
In addition to raising awareness we want to ensure that every family, whose child is diagnosed with hip dysplasia, has the support they need. Our support services are free and we are fully volunteer run so we rely on your support.