Healthy Hips Week
Healthy Hips Week aims to bring together people from the hip dysplasia community, and beyond, to raise much needed funds to expand the support services and awareness campaigns of Healthy Hips Australia.
Your support gives people impacted hip dysplasia the best chance to feel equipped to manage during treatment and to help increase awareness amongst the general community. Help stamp out late diagnosis, let others know they are not alone, and put hip dysplasia on the national agenda this Healthy Hips Week.
Prior to 2014, hip dysplasia had no representation in the community. The success of putting hip dysplasia on the national agenda lies with people passionate about improving support, awareness and early diagnosis for hip dysplasia, volunteering their time and getting creative to organise a fundraiser.
Healthy Hips Week Prize Palooza
We've teamed up with several generous businesses to bring you the Healthy Hips Week Prize Palooza. Head over to our Facebook page to be in it to win. Fabulous giveaways each day.
Many thanks to
Healthy Hips Week Sales Supporting Healthy Hips Australia
Massive thanks to the following businesses supporting Healthy Hips Australia by donating a proportion of their sales proceeds to us this week:
This week Fertile Mind will donate 5% from all hip healthy carriers sales on their website to Healthy Hips Australia. So head over and check out their Manduca and Hug-A-Bub range.
This week Girl + Boy are offering 10% off site-wide and will donate 10% of all sales to Healthy Hips Australia. Check out these gorgeous swaddles, co-founded by a mum whose baby had hip dysplasia.
Hip Dysplasia Seminars
- Wednesday April 26. 12-1pm. St John of God Hospital, Subiaco WA. For hospital staff only.
- Thursday April 27. 1-3pm. St John of God Hospital, Murdoch WA. For hospital staff only.
- Friday April 28. 2-3pm. King Edward Memorial Hospital, Subiaco WA. For hospital staff only.
Healthy Hips Celebration. Perth, WA.
Healthy Hips Week Catch Up. Mildura, VICTORIA.
Help raise awareness for hip dysplasia
- Share your story: To maximise awareness for hip dysplasia, we encourage you to share your hip dysplasia story with your local newspaper or on the local radio station. Please be sure to mention Healthy Hips Week and Healthy Hips Australia when sharing your hip dysplasia story with the media. You are welcome to share our media releases with them as well.
- 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 (plus any other services you might interact with).
We suggest approaching your local council about colour printing a bundle of these flyers. Don't forget to let us know how you go as we'd love to track how far we can spread the word.
We are also running the Healthy Hips Challenge WA to raise vital funds for Healthy Hips Australia over Healthy Hips Week.
If you would like to support us in our efforts to raise awareness for hip dysplasia but don't have the time to host an event please consider making a donation today.
Your efforts to create awareness will help put hip dysplasia on the national agenda, so that future people impacted are less overwhelmed by this poorly known about condition.
Host an event
During Healthy Hips Week April 23-29, plan your own fundraising activity 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 invites, event posters and hip dysplasia education flyers. Join the Healthy Hips Week Facebook page to share ideas with other supporters. Subscribe to our newsletter to stay connected.
Media Awareness from Healthy Hips Week 2016
We were thrilled by the uptake of our media release, Calls to avoid lower limb swaddling as incidence of childhood hip condition triples, in the lead up to Healthy Hips Week, with The Daily Telegraph, Channel 10 news, Channel 9 news and several online media outlets picking up the story. Full credit to the Australian researchers whose findings, which our media release was based off of, were published in The Medical Journal of Australia. Read their article here.
Daily Telegraph - story on subscription
Many thanks to several DDH families across the country who contacted your local papers to share your stories for Healthy Hips Week:
Online articles during Healthy Hips Week 2016:
Story published on their Facebook page for #HealthyHipsWeek
Re run of this story from November 2015 with the FB post – ‘Being healthy hips week, this is a good reminder to parents everywhere about the best way to wrap your bundle of joy! #healthyhipsweek’ Story Here
Fundraise all year round
Your support to raise vital funds for HHA, will give us a greater ability to reach more Australians and educate about the importance of facilitating hip-health from birth across the lifespan, as well as support those working with and impacted by hip dysplasia. Please see our Fundraising & Events page for more details.
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