Coalition for Spine Health

In order to effectively execute the National Spine Health Foundation’s mission and amplify our impact, we recognize the value of partnership and collaboration. In 2022, NSHF established the Coalition for Spine Health, dedicated to advancing spinal patient health, understanding, and access to care.

Our Goals


Share knowledge with leading organizations in spine health


Take the best patient education and disseminate it to a broader audience


Highlight the leaders in spine health


Create innovative learning opportunities for patients nationwide


Partner to advance advocacy efforts


Through this coalition of shared purposes with affiliate spine organizations and professional societies, NSHF serves as the leading voice for patient advocacy. We share knowledge, propel groundbreaking research, and advocate for patient access to quality care. We collectively advocate for policy that increases access for patients to critical spine health information and increased funding for research, driving new treatment protocols, including discovery of non-opioid pain relief options for spinal conditions.

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Coalition Members

The Cervical Spine Research Society® is a multidisciplinary organization of individuals interested in clinical and research problems of the cervical spine. Its purpose is to provide a forum for the exchange and development of ideas and philosophy regarding the diagnosis and treatment of cervical spine injury and disease. The organization values collegial interaction and strong scientific principles.

The Lumbar Spine Research Society (LSRS) is dedicated to the free exchange of scientific information regarding the lumbar spine. The Society emphasizes open and transparent discussion of academic research, free from bias. The LSRS’ purpose is to advance our knowledge and understanding of the physiology, pathologic process, and treatment of lumbar disease through the promotion and discussion of research, with the goal of improving patient care. The LSRS meeting is held in Chicago in the spring of each year. Visit for more information.

Founded over 20 years ago, the National Spine Health Foundation is a patient-centered, nonprofit organization focused on patient education, award-winning research and patient advocacy. Our mission is to empower patients to protect their spine health and take back their lives from debilitating spinal conditions. We give patients the tools they need to make informed decisions about their spine health and navigate their own treatment journeys with confidence. We believe patients deserve real solutions, real answers and real hope.

The North American Spine Society hosted its Annual Meeting in Chicago in October, featuring state of the art technologies and training opportunities for spine experts. As a global multidisciplinary medical organization, NASS is dedicated to fostering the highest quality, ethical, value-based and evidence-based spine care through education, research and advocacy.

The Setting Scoliosis Straight Foundation (SSSF) is a non-profit organization that supports the research efforts of the Harms Study Group, a collaborative group of surgeons focused on pioneering scoliosis research efforts. The SSSF is devoted to empowering families impacted by scoliosis through education, connection, and awareness. The foundation aims to ensure evidence-based information is easily accessible and spent decades creating educational videos. The SSSF YouTube channel features video chapters that comprise a Scoliosis Handbook, helping patients navigate the journey from diagnosis to treatment completion. Surgeon members of the Harms Study Group answer Frequently Asked Questions and infographics are utilized to explain Scoliosis-related topics in under 1 minute. Recordings of all patient education webinars and in-person events from 2016 to current are available, as well as videos with helpful tips for patients and caregivers, videos summarizing research publications, and inspiring patient stories. The SSSF remains dedicated to advancing the understanding of scoliosis.

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