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The Mission of the California Hispanic Osteoporosis Foundation is to increase the quality of life for Latino women, men and children through awareness, prevention, diagnosis, and treatment of osteoporosis.


  • To develop grassroots activities, including social marketing, to promote awareness, provide culturally appropriate education, screen and treat our communities to ultimately prevent osteoporosis throughout the state.

  • To promote osteoporosis prevention through screening activities and engaging families and communities in dialogue about healthy behaviors.

  • To develop and provide culturally appropriate education tools about diagnosis and treatment options of osteoporosis, as well as on the lifespan effects of osteoporosis on women, men, and children.

  • To advocate for public policy utilizing culturally-competent osteoporosis research and leverage evidenced-based data.

Board of Directors


Augusto Focil, MD, MPH, CCD
Medical Director, FOCILMED, Inc.
Medical Director, Diverse Research Solutions, Inc.


Mr. Tony Charles

Dr. John Rogers, Melbourne, Australia, edonlinestore.net

Treasurer/Executive Director pro tem

Ms. Martha Benavides


Stuart L. Silverman MD, FACP, FACR
Attending Physician Cedars-Sinai Medical Center,
Clinical Professor of Medicine and Rheumatology, David Geffen School of Medicine UCLA Medical Director,
OMC Clinical Research Center

Dr. Robin Dore
Robin K. Dore MD Inc.

Ms. Katherine D. Perez
Executive Director
Bone Health Business Unit

Richard M. Dell, MD
Dept Orthopedics
Kaiser Permanente

Advisory Board

Mr. Humberto R. Gray
Attorney at Law

Mr. Carlos Bermudez
Independent Screenwriter


Riya Pulicharam MD,CCTI
Director Clinical Research, Health Economics & Outcomes
Health Care Partners Medical Group



Major Funders & Partners

CHOF is the only Hispanic service organization dedicated to the education, prevention, research and treatment of osteoporosis in the country. In the current ultra-competitive economic environment for support funding, CHOF has experienced the same types of difficulties raising the money needed to continue its programs as other nonprofits.

However, CHOF is different than other foundations in that it provides service directly to the community rather than via third parties. Our collaborations are grass-roots and our research is world-class. We thank our funding partners, who continue to support our mission to provide services and education on local, national and international levels.

  • AARP - United Healthcare

  • Aetna


  • California Pharmacists Association

  • Cedars-Sinai

  • L.A. Care Health Plan

  • Monterey Park Hospital

  • The John Muir/Mt. Diablo Community Health Fund

  • Oxnard Family Circle

  • Pharmaceutical Research & Manufacturers of America (PhRMA)

  • Pharmacy Foundation of California

  • P&G Health Care

  • P&G Pharmaceuticals/Research

  • Sanofi Aventis

  • SCAN Health Plan

  • Silver Lake Medical Center

  • Toyota USA

  • Univision Television Group


Once again, many thanks to our generous donors for both their financial and in-kind support, and to our dedicated volunteers whom have contributed and who continue to support CHOF's mission and the important work we do throughout the state. Your support is vital in sustaining our organization and is deeply appreciated.

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Oxnard, CA 93030


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