For Patients

Improving patient health outcomes and quality of patient care is the core of the ABJHI organizational vision.

Musculoskeletal conditions refers to health conditions associated with bones, joints, tendons, ligaments and muscles. Strong and flexible bones and joints move smoothly. They allow people to go about their daily activities free of pain and without restriction. But millions of Canadians suffer from chronic musculoskeletal disorders such as arthritis, back pain, and osteoporosis. These conditions cause pain. They can shut people off from everyday activities – a job, a sport, a walk, time with family and friends. People with musculoskeletal conditions are more likely to suffer from anxiety or depression. Add in fractures and sports trauma and the problem is multiplied. Bone and joint health is recognized as one of the fastest growing health care needs.

ABJHI does not provide direct patient services or care, or advice directly to patients. We partner with clinicians, managers, policymakers, patient advisors, and researchers on improving quality bone and joint health care based on best practices.

If you have questions about your health or a medical condition, please contact your health care provider, go to a medical clinic, or call Alberta Health Services Health Link 24/7 by dialing 811 or visit

Better Bones, Better Joints, Better Being

As a not-for-profit organization and registered charity, we never let the quest for profit get in the way of our goal. This keeps us focused squarely on what matters the most – patients and health care delivery systems.