People of all ages, sexes and races suffer from arthritis. It is the leading cause of disability in the United States.
More than 50 million adults and 300,000 children have some type of arthritis. It is most common among women and occurs more frequently as people age.
Arthritis s not a single disease; it refers to joint pain or joint disease. There are more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions.
May is Arthritis Awareness Month.
SOPHE’s journal, Health Promotion Practice offers the following articles:
SOPHE’s journal, Health Education & Behavior offers the following articles:
In CORE, we also have webinars.
The Arthritis Foundation has made pain management a top priority. Over the past few years, the organization has helped those who live with chronic arthritis pain improve their quality of life. This initiative began with the Mandate for Action report in early 2020 and continues with the newly published report, How It Hurts: Annual Findings on the Impact of Arthritis Pain. The report highlights data from Live Yes! INSIGHTS study, one of the nation’s largest collections of validated patient-reported outcomes data from adults living with arthritis. This ongoing study shows that chronic arthritis pain is an intense and constant presence in a patient’s life and cannot be ignored. Please forward and share the link and report.
The Arthritis Foundation is launching a focused, three-year pain initiative that takes pain beyond a number on a scale. The first step introduces the first-ever pain app to help patients achieve their personal pain management goals. In addition, the app is a powerful tool that connects them with relevant patient content and new, innovative programs and services offered throughout the three-year period.
Save the Date
Please save the evening of Thursday, May 20 for an important VIP virtual event debuting the breakthrough app. After the event, you are invited to develop strategies to use and share the tool to better serve our members, patients, and stakeholders.