Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP)

The Fracture Screening and Prevention Program (FSPP) supports the mandate of the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy, which is to reduce morbidity, mortality and costs from osteoporotic fractures. This is accomplished using a patient centred, multi-disciplinary approach that is integrated across health care sectors.

FSPP is one of the secondary fracture prevention initiatives launched in 2007 to screen fragility fractures and facilitate diagnosis and appropriate care. This coordinator-based program provides osteoporosis screening in an orthopaedic fracture clinic setting and in Family Health Teams by identifying and assessing men and women who have had a fragility fracture – a broken bone from an activity that would not normally cause a bone to break, such as a simple slip, trip or fall.

The FSPP is currently active within 36 fracture clinics, and is administered by Fracture Prevention Coordinators (FPCs) working within the fracture clinics or at Family Health Teams in Ontario. Regional Integration Leads (RILs) work within the Ontario Osteoporosis Strategy at Osteoporosis Canada and oversee the FSPP within their region.


Preventing Fractures

Our Impact

Since 2007 we have impacted the lives of over 120,000 patients at risk for a future fracture. Our impact is felt within the community around 36 hospitals, rehab units, and family health teams.


Role of the Fracture Prevention Coordinator (FPC)

Fracture Prevention Coordinators screen fragility fracture patients while working with orthopaedic surgeons, allied health professionals, diagnostic imaging, fracture clinic staff and primary care providers to help improve patient access to integrated and appropriate post-fracture care such as Bone Mineral Density testing and/or follow-up with an osteoporosis specialist. The FPC also provides information and support to connect these patients 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

Grand River Hospital
835 King St W, Kitchener, ON N2G 1G3

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

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

Windsor Regional Hospital – Clear Medical Imaging
1030 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1

Windsor Regional Hospital – Ouellette Campus
1030 Ouellette Ave, Windsor, ON N9A 1E1

Windsor Regional Hospital - Metropolitan Campus
1995 Lens Ave, Windsor, ON N8W 1L9