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Advocate for Arthritis

People with arthritis face unique barriers to care: high costs of treatment, difficulty accessing medications, scarcity of specialists and coinsurance that limits access to treatment. It’s hard for any individual to fight the battle alone. But through the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide network of committed Advocates and events such as our annual Advocacy Summit, we’re fighting to address key policy issues on both the state and federal levels with lawmakers, insurers, employers and regulators.

But we need your help. Join our army of more than 132,000 Advocates and Ambassadors and help us make positive changes on Capitol Hill. You could be the key to helping us make lasting change to improve the lives of those with arthritis!

Help Us Make an Impact

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Sign Up to Be an Advocate

Tell your untold stories to legislators and help the Arthritis Foundation champion the fight to make sure that those with arthritis have access to the best medicine, healthcare and research possible.

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Advocate 101: Join the Movement

Learn more about what it means to be an Arthritis Foundation Advocate and see how you can make a difference in five minutes or less. Tell your untold stories about arthritis today!

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Advocacy Tools and Resources

View and download our Arthritis Advocate tools and resources here. We have a variety of tools at your disposal, including important how-to's, a webinar series, the Advocacy in Action archive, and the Advocacy Toolkit.

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Ambassador Program

An Arthritis Foundation Ambassador goes above and beyond to build strong relationships with Members of Congress and to advocate the Foundation’s policy priorities. Sign up to be an Ambassador today!

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2016 Advocacy Summit

An annual event by the Arthritis Foundation, the Advocacy Summit allows Advocates from all around the nation to come together and learn more about how to advocate and build continuing relationships with Members of Congress and their staff.

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Our Policy Priorities

Learn about the Arthritis Foundation's policy priorities, and get copies of sample letters to send to Congress to urge them to take action.

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Our Policy Position Statements

Read the Arthritis Foundation's policy position statements on biosimilars, formulary transparency, narrow networks, out-of-pocket costs, prior authorization, and step therapy.

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Our Advocacy Results

See our results and what we've achieved each month, quarter, and year. With the help of our Advocates and Ambassadors, the Arthritis Foundation continues in our fight to find a cure.

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Advocacy Events & Headlines

Get the latest news and information about events related to advocacy for arthritis research here.

Contact Information

The Advocacy and Access team is based in downtown Washington, DC.  To contact the department, please see the below information:

Arthritis Foundation Department of Advocacy and Access
1615 L St., NW, Suite 320
Washington, DC 20036