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Slovenia

Name of education programme
Osteoporosis – Isn't That Something That's Going to Happen to Your Mother? Maybe Not!
Special Education Programme for Teachers

Originating organisation
Slovene Osteoporosis Patient Society

Contact
Dr Dusa Hlade Zore
Prod hrasti 65
SI-1000 Ljubljana

Tel/Fax:  +386 1 283 1484
E-mail:dusa.zore@siol.net

Description of the programme
The project began in 2000 and will run to the end of 2001. Its objectives are to increase awareness of the importance of healthy bones and of adopting a health lifestyle in childhood to prevent osteoporosis. The programme aims at motivating teachers, via teacher workshops, to educate their pupils on this theme. At present, the tools used include the Society Bulletin, slide presentations, leaflets and questionnaires. Teachers then impart the information within the school curriculum and also through special activities.

Is the programme still running?
Yes

Target audience
Girls aged 10-18
Boys aged 10-18

Has the programme been approved by your scientific advisory committee?
No

What worked well
The workshops appear to have been well received.

What didn't work well
Time and resources are limited and it is difficult to get some teachers to participate in the programme.

Type of information and material available
Leaflets
Internet site (in preparation)
Other: transparencies, slides, PC presentation

Are you willing to provide material and advice to other IOF members?
Yes

Languages in which the material is available
Slovenian

Budget
US$20,000

Corporate sponsors
No

Other partners
Teachers

Did the programme use celebrities, role models or mentors?
Not yet

Is the programme suitable for other countries?
Yes

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