Thank you for your interest in starting an NOF Support Group. Please provide the requested information below to complete the application process.

Please note: When naming your support group, it is helpful to identify the specific area (town, neighborhood or suburb) from which you will attract members. To register your support group with NOF, you will need to provide an email address that you are comfortable using and sharing. Should you wish to establish a new email for this purpose, we suggest using gmail and formatting your address similar to the following – or  (Example: NOFNewOrleansHealthy To establish a gmail account, please go to and follow the prompts.

The name of your support group and your email address will be posted on the NOF website and on the NOF Online Support Community hosted by Inspire. The online community has more than 20,000 members, many of whom would like to attend face-to-face meetings in their communities. We encourage you to join Inspire and to urge your members to do the same.

As a support group leader, you will be asked to post your meeting dates, times, location and meeting topics to Inspire to encourage greater attendance.  Information on how to post to the Inspire site will be provided as part of your welcome package and will be reviewed regularly on the Support Group Leaders’ Quarterly Conference Calls.

Application Form

Is your support group sponsored or affiliated with an organization, medical group, retirement community, hospital or other group?

Support Group Leader

Secondary Contact (optional)

Who will be the primary point of contact?*

Medical Advisor

Service Area

What is the approximate size of the community or area your group will serve?*

Do you anticipate working with a particular medical institution in the area?* If so, which one?

Briefly describe your interest in starting an osteoporosis support group.

Are you personally affected by osteoporosis?

Have you ever attended or led a support group?

Please share any additional information you'd like regarding your support group plan here.

Intended meeting location of your support group.*

How frequently will you meet?*

Please note any months when meetings won't be held.

Meeting Day of the Week

Meeting Time

Additional Comments

For the NOF Online Support Group Directory

Description of your group’s goals and areas of interest*

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