Arthritis Advocate Tools and Resources

Advocacy Tools and Resources

Get Started

Use this section to learn how you can fight arthritis offline and in your community. Learn how to ask tough questions and get honest answers. To get started, download our Advocacy Toolkit (we even have a toolkit for children and young adults!) or watch our webinar series to hear from experts first-hand.


Voices Up, Barriers Down: Your Advocacy Toolkit

This Arthritis Advocacy Toolkit is your guide to sharing your story to break down barriers for people with arthritis. This redesigned toolkit was released at the 2017 Arthritis Advocacy Summit - you can view and download the digital toolkit here. Read More >>

Advocate Webinar Series

Learn more about important advocacy issues by listening to these recordings from the popular Advocate Webinar Series, hosted by Arthritis Foundation Grassroots Advocacy Manager Julie Eller. Read More >>

Advocacy in Action Archive

Missed an Advocacy in Action alert? Browse the Arthritis Foundation's Advocacy in Action archives here to read more about key issues and legislative updates. Read More >>

How To: Write Congress

Whether as a follow-up to an office visit or as a first contact, an email or a letter to your legislator can be an effective advocacy tool to help people with arthritis. Learn more here! Read More >>

How To: Attend a Town Hall

Read the Arthritis Foundation's strategies to help our Advocates and Ambassadors advance their legislative agendas during Congressional Town Hall Meetings. Read More >>

How To: Get a Staffer's Attention

Read the Arthritis Foundation's tips to help you get a staffer's attention! Congressional offices receive a large quantity of mail each day, and it can be difficult for our group to receive the attention we think you deserve. Learn more now! Read More >>

Advocacy Follow-Up Form

We want to hear from you about your experience meeting with a legislator and their staff! Complete this short form and email it to advocacy@arthritis.orgDownload the Form >>


Thank You To Our Sponsors

The companies and organizations listed below have provided educational grants and sponsorships for the Arthritis Foundation’s advocacy program during 2016. We gratefully acknowledge their support.

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