The United States Bone and Joint Initiative (USBJI) is the U.S. National Action Network of the worldwide Global Alliance for Musculoskeletal Health/Bone and Joint Decade, an international collaborative movement sanctioned by the United Nations/World Health Organization. Its mission is to improve the quality of life for people with musculoskeletal conditions and to advance the understanding, prevention, and treatment of these conditions—in short, to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal conditions.
The USBJI is a unique, interdisciplinary coalition of organizations. It connects thought leaders, healthcare professionals, educators, researchers, industry professionals, patients, and patient advocates. It develops collaborative programs and activities and creates forums to exchange information, build partnerships, and develop consensus on issues of common concern to its members and society at large. The USBJI raises the profile and priority of bone and joint health and disease prevention; in addition, it supports the advancement and expansion of musculoskeletal care and research through data dissemination, awareness-building programs, education initiatives, and advocacy.