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New fund honoring pioneering surgery nurse will target education programs and offer scholarships
 

On November 4, we held our 20th Anniversary benefit event and Inaugural Canes Film Festival at 1544 Broadway in downtown Oakland.

Each August we commemorate National Immunization Awareness Month to highlight the importance of vaccination for people of all ages.
 

JOF 2018 summer interns were enthusiastic and hard-working

Some helpful facts you should know
 

We're proud to announce our 2018 class of Summer Interns!

JOF’s Summer Intern Program is designed to provide college students with an immersion experience in healthcare.

Find an exercise you love and stick with it
Sign up now for October 27 all-day workshop in Oakland
 
Many individuals who suffer from osteoporosis have had adverse issues with prescribed medications, and have stopped seeking treatment.

Julie Cragholm and Justin Clark join JOF Board

At the February 15 Board of Directors meeting, JOF welcomed new Directors Julie Cragholm and Justin Clark.

Did you know that Ankylosing Spondylitis may be harder to diagnose in women?

See you at CANP 41?

JOF's Kathy Geier and AJ Benham to present workshops at CANP 41 in San Diego

Focusing on the Important Things in Life: Staying Healthy

We’re celebrating National Staying Healthy Month in January!

meet our summer interns

We're proud to announce our 2017 class of Summer Interns!

july 15 OPC webinar

Missed our last free webinar on Orthopedic Primary Care? We have another planned for Saturday, July 15 at 9:30 a.m.  Sign up today

About the webinar:

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We're excited to again offer our free webinars on our Orthopedic Primary Care course. This free preview webinar will provide you with the research-based rationale behind Jackson's concept of orthopedic primary care and an overview of the topics and skills covered in the course curriculum.

announcing injection workshops

As part of our effort to improve patient outcomes through professional education, we are proud to offer our Orthopedic Injections Workshops.  The course is available to all holders of advanced practice degrees in healthcare holding a current license.

Peter Slabaugh MD

Dr. Slabaugh completed his orthopedic residency training at the University of California, San Francisco (UCSF), after which he completed a fellowship in spine surgery at the University of Minnesota before coming to practice at Webster Orthopedics.

Cathy Matthews RN

Ms. Matthews was born in Yorkshire, England months after the end of World War II and later immigrated with her family to America in 1957. After several moves throughout her life she settled and spent most of her life in California.

meet our new leaders

We’re proud to announce that we’ve ma

Maggie Macy has gone from student to star -- first a JOF intern and then on our staff as our Summer Intern Program Coordinator.

Are Nurse Practitioners Prepared To Treat Common Musculoskeletal Conditions?

Another joint publication by our Education principals Drs.

October is national physical therapy month

October is National Physical Therapy Month – a time when we officially recognize those vital members of our professional healthcare family: physical therapists.

fall prevention weeek

We may not recognize it but we’re often surrounded by hazards, at home and at work, which put us at risk of having a fall. Falls are a common and often painful reminder that our bodies are fragile.

As you may have seen in our blog recently, summer is intern season at JOF.

It’s peak summer travel season – when the whole family’s attention turns to sun, surf and time away from the daily grind. But for too many of us, vacations can also bring bone, muscle and joint injuries.

OPC enrollment now closed - ask about our wait list

Enrollment for our 2016-17 Orthopedic Primary Care Course is now officially closed. We are, however, accepting applications for our wait list in case of last-minute openings or cancelations.

Meet our preceptors

Preceptor:  Noun, an instructor; teacher; tutor.

July is junvenile arthritis awareness month

While many of us think of arthritis as a disease of the elderly, the truth is it can affect people of any age. In fact, there is a group of autoimmune and inflammatory conditions that affect children under 16 – which we group into a general term, juvenile arthritis (JA).

meet our summer interns

We're proud to announce we've selected our 2016 class of Summer Interns! They'll be shadowing a variety of clinicians from July 11 - August 19.

Jackson Orthopaedic Foundation Blog Update for May

May is an important commemorative month for us at JOF – actually there are three in one: simultaneously, it’s National Arthritis Awareness Month,

Spring into Health at Work

April is a time to celebrate spring – and for many a commitment to living more healthily. Often we’ll think about eating right and exercising more, which is great. But did you know that many of us still risk bone, joint and muscle strain and injury where we spend most of our time – at work?

OPC enrollment open

Orthopedic Primary Care (OPC) prepares clinicians to diagnose and manage common orthopedic conditions in primary care settings.

Interested in a career in healthcare? Apply for an internship

Students: Interested in a career in healthcare? Consider applying for one of our Summer Internships. Applications open April 1. This year's program runs  July 11 - August 19.

Happy New Year

2015 has been an exciting year for JOF. With your support, We have accomplished the following:

JOF's Top 10 Holiday Health Tips

We're all in high holiday gear at the moment, from shopping to celebrations - but many of us are suffering pain from injuries and added stress on muscles, bones & joints that the festive season can bring.

Today is Giving Tuesday, a national day of philanthropic giving that takes place on the first Tuesday after Thanksgiving. It is a day to reflect on how you can give your support or time to improve the world around you.

Give thanks for good health image

Thanksgiving is nearly upon us. And while it’s definitely a time for celebration and spending time with those we love, we want to remember to be grateful for our good health and physical mobility.

Oily fish: Vitamin D from the Sea

Did you know that you can improve your bone health by eating more salmon, tuna, swordfish and mackerel?

OPC enrollment open

We've extended the application deadline for our Orthopedic Primary Care course to August 14. Learn more and apply today.

JOF board members AJ Benham and Kathleen Geier have concluded the second phase of their research on NP ortho knowledge and confidence launched  at the 2014 National Conference of the American Association of Nurse Practitioners.

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