Research and Prevention Arthritis Foundation Policy Priorities

Research and Prevention Policy Priorities

By funding arthritis research at the Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health and the Center of Disease Control, we can take great strides towards controlling and curing arthritis and related diseases. Read more about our policy priorities below.

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Fund Arthritis Research at the Department of Defense

The Arthritis Foundation urges Members of Congress to designate funding for arthritis research at the Department of Defense, which will better serve our military and veteran populations, as well as the arthritis community. Read More >>

Increase Funding of Arthritis Prevention at the CDC

The goal of the Center of Disease Control (CDC) Arthritis Program is to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis and other rheumatic conditions; unfortunately, the program is largely underfunded. Help the Arthritis Foundation make an impact on this issue. Read More >>

Support Arthritis Research at the National Institutes of Health

The Arthritis Foundation supports funding of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), the department at the National Institutes of Health devoted to researching the causes, treatments, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases. See how you and Members of Congress can help support this research to improve lives. Read More >>