Welcome to Georgia

There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 1,814,000 of them live in Georgia. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.

Upcoming Events

2017 Walk With Ease - Cumming, GA

The Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program is a exercise program that can reduce pain and improve overall health. If you can be on your feet for 10 minutes without increased pain, you can have success with Walk With Ease.

Session 1
April 17 - May 26, 2017
MWF 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Session 2
June 5 - July 21, 2017
M/W/F 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
,br> Session 3
July 24 - September 1, 2017
M/W/F 8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

2017 Walk to Cure Arthritis - Atlanta, GA
2017 Camp AcheAway - Winder, GA

2017 Camp AcheAway - Winder, GA

6/4/2017 to 6/9/2017

Open to kids with JA or other childhood rheumatic diseases who are ages 6-17.
,br> The Arthritis Foundation gives children with arthritis the opportunity to make lifetime memories through camp. The specialty, residential juvenile arthritis summer camps focus on what campers can do, not what they can’t do. Campers are able to learn from others who have similar conditions and experiences. The program is designed to increase campers’ self-esteem by creating opportunities for them to meet personal challenges.

The camp offers most traditional summer camp activities such as campfires and singing, canoeing, fishing, arts and crafts, swimming and nature hikes. The camp also has activities that create more of a personal challenge, while adapting to children of all abilities. Some of these activities include: accessible rope challenge course and adapted archery. All of these activities create opportunities for individual accomplishment in a positive and encouraging environment.

To register click on the event link above.

If you would like to volunteer as a camp counselorvisit http://www.ultracamp.com/info/sessiondetail.aspx?idCamp=534&campCode=caa&idSession=150066 to apply.

To learn more about JA camps across the country please visit www.arthritis.org/jacamps.

Welcome Dr. Elaine Ramsay

We want to welcome Elaine Ramsay, M.D. to the Department of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Ramsay recently completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her professional interests include Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Intraarticular corticosteroid injections, and Musculoskeletal ultrasound.

Dr. Ramsay joins other providers - Dr. Sampath Prahalad, Dr. Sheila Angeles-Han, Dr. Kelly Rouster-Stevens and Dr. Vega-Hernandez - in the Dept. of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Physician Group of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.

Join us in welcoming Dr. Ramsay!

Programs For Better Living - Aquatics, Exercise and Tai Chi Programs

In an effort to modernize and streamline our mission delivery and focus our resources on activities that can make the greatest impact for people with arthritis, there have been a number of significant changes to the Programs For Better Living (Aquatics, Exercise, and Tai Chi programs).

The Arthritis Foundation has formed a new partnership with the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Effective immediately, the Aquatic Exercise Association will assume all operations and management of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program and the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program.  Click links below for additional information about these changes:

Aquatics Program  (water-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)

Exercise Program (land-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)

Tai Chi for Arthritis - information about classes in your area and instructor trainings (including recertification)

Walk With Ease Program - this program will remain a signature physical activity program of the Arthritis Foundation. For more information, contact Ayana Charleston, Georgia Office Program Director