Welcome to California
The eight California offices of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of more than 5 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic. To help reduce the unacceptable pain, disability and other burdens of arthritis and related diseases, we offer information, events, research grants, advocacy activities and other vital programs and services.
Exercise & Education Programs
Download a copy of our current Program Listings. For up-to-date information, please contact the site for current schedule and pricing.
Put Pain In Its Place - How to Get Osteoarthritis Pain Under ControlWhen: July 30, 2014
Where: Santa Monica Family YMCA - In the DeWind Room, Senior Center, 2nd floor
Summer Health Seminar - Knee OsteoarthritisWhen: August 19, 2014
Where: Westside Family YMCA
Summer Health Seminar - Arthritis of the HandWhen: August 26, 2014
Where: The Santa Monica Synagogue
Los Angeles, CA 90017
800-954-2873 toll free
California Arthritis News
Assemblywoman Diane Harkey rose to speak on her ACR 123, a resolution designating May as Arthritis Awareness Month. In addition to remarking on the specifics of this chronic health program, Assemblywoman Harkey also shared the experience of a family member who has had arthritis since childhood.read more
On April 24, 2014, Arthritis Foundation Advocate Charis Hill testified to the California Senate Health Committee on SB 1052 (Torres). Hill talks about the challenges of finding the right information from health care providers on specialty tier drugs needed to treat ankylosing spondylitis. read more
Striking one in every five adults and 300,000 children, arthritis is the nation's leading cause of disability (facesofarthritis.org). The Arthritis Foundation (www.arthritis.org) is committed to raising awareness and reducing the impact of this serious, painful and unacceptable disease, which can rob people of living life to its fullest.read more
We're a 4-Star Charity!
Charity Navigator, America’s premier charity evaluator, awarded the Arthritis Foundation – Pacific Region a 4-star rating, which is the highest rating a nonprofit organization can receive for its sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency.
As a coveted 4-star organization, the Arthritis Foundation, Pacific Region belongs to the top quarter of all charities in America. Its rating indicates that it is a well-governed, fiscally responsible organization worthy of the public’s trust.