Arthritis Ambassador Program Current Assignment

Ambassador Program: Current Assignment

Arthritis Ambassadors are asked to commit 2 hours a month for at least one year to the program. One hour includes a webinar, where you will receive your current assignment (listed below). Additionally, new Ambassador training takes place via conference call every quarter. The most current training and orientation slides are also listed below.

View the list of 2016 Ambassador Bonus Activities!

Upcoming 2017 Briefing Dates

All briefings will be held at 3:00 PM Eastern time. A New Ambassador Orientation will immediately follow each Ambassador Briefing.

  • January 25 
  • March 22 
  • April 19 
  • May 24
  • July 19 
  • September 13
  • November 8

Most Recent Presentation

The next Ambassador Briefing will take place on Wednesday, November 9 at 3:00 p.m. Eastern Standard Time.

You can also listen to and view past Ambassador briefings and orientations.

Current Activity

ACTIVITY #1 - Welcome to Elected Office: We believe this program is crucial to developing and maintaining relationships with new and returning state and federal legislators and raising awareness about the impact of arthritis on their citizens. The goal is to begin forming relationships and putting arthritis on their radar early in their term, even as they transition in November and December to elected office.

We are asking you to share a letter from Arthritis Foundation CEO Ann Palmer welcoming them to elected office, in addition to a fact sheet that includes information about arthritis in your state. Below is a link to the letter and state fact sheets will be distributed individually later by email. Please read the Welcome to Elected Office Guide for detailed information on how to complete this assignment.

Download the letter here.

ACTIVITY #2 - Recruit Advocates at your local Jingle Bell Run: Planning to attend your local Jingle Bell Run and want to include advocacy?  Click here for a guide and here for a sign up sheet to ask participants to become an Advocate.  Please see the guide for detailed instructions and contact your local Advocacy Leadership Team member (found in the guide) if you intend to recruit Advocates at your local Jingle Bell Run.

Ambassador Bonus Activities

2016 Ambassador Bonus Activities

Please note that four bonus activities plus $500 fundraised (give or get) is required to become a 2016 Platinum Ambassador.  Bonus Activities must be reported on in the Ambassador Reporting Center, which is now hosted at

For current Ambassadors to view their 2016 activities, please check out the spreadsheet here.

Questions or missing information? We can help! Please contact Laura Keivel, Manager of Grassroots Advocacy at by Wednesday, November 30th to correct any information.