Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP)

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) aligns with the mandate of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, which aims to reduce morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with osteoporotic fractures through a patient-centered, multi-disciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors.

As one of the secondary fracture prevention initiatives launched in 2007, FSPP focuses on screening fragility fractures and facilitating diagnosis and appropriate care. The program is coordinator-based, with Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) responsible for providing osteoporosis screening in orthopaedic fracture clinic settings and Family Health Teams. FPCs identify and assess men and women who have experienced fragility fractures, which are broken bones resulting from activities that would not normally cause a bone to break, such as a simple slip, trip, or fall.

Currently, FSPP is active within 36 fracture clinics across Ontario and is administered by Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) who work within the fracture clinics or at Family Health Teams. Regional Integration Leads (RILs) also play a role within the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy at Osteoporosis Canada, overseeing the FSPP within their respective regions. This multi-level coordination ensures a comprehensive and integrated approach to fracture prevention and management within the framework of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy.

Close-up of male doctor holding spinal x-ray with patient while determining diagnosis of osteoporosis

Preventing Fractures

Our Impact

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) has made a significant impact on the lives of over 120,000 patients since its launch in 2007. The program operates within 36 hospitals, rehab units, and family health teams across Ontario. By identifying and assessing patients with fragility fractures and facilitating appropriate diagnosis and care, the FSPP is contributing to the reduction of morbidity, mortality, and costs associated with osteoporotic fractures in Ontario.


Role of the Fracture Prevention Coordinator (FPC)

Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) play a crucial role in the Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) by identifying and assessing men and women who have had a fragility fracture and working with other healthcare professionals to ensure that they receive appropriate post-fracture care. FPCs work with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, diagnostic imaging, fracture clinic staff and primary care providers to facilitate integrated and appropriate care for patients. They also provide patients with information and support to help them connect with primary care, community-based services, and education.


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Find an FSPP site

Explore our map or the directory below to find your local FSPP site.

Regional FSPP directory

Contact: Sarah D'Angelo

FSPP Sites:

Grand River Hospital

835 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3

Guelph General Hospital
115 Delhi St, Guelph, ON N1E 4J4

St. Joseph’s Health Care London
268 Grosvenor St, London, ON N6A 4V2

Windsor Regional Hospital – Met Campus

1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9

Windsor Regional Hospital – Interventional Radiology Clinic

1995 Lens Avenue, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9