Juvenile Arthritis (JA) refers to any form of arthritis or an arthritis-related condition that develops in children or teenagers who are less than 18 years of age.
Impact of Juvenile Arthritis:
• Approximately 294,000 children under the age 18 are affected by pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions.
• Ambulatory care visits for pediatric arthritis and rheumatologic conditions averaged 827,000 annually.
• Juvenile arthritis is one of the most common childhood diseases in the United States.
• Arthritis and related conditions, such as juvenile arthritis, cost the U.S. economy nearly $128 billion per year in medical care and indirect expenses, including lost wages and productivity.
•In Florida there are approximately 16,000 children with arthritis.
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Visit our family friendly website KidsGetArthritisToo.org
• Information, tips and many more resources
• Ways to connect and share with other families
• The latest on medications, treatments and research breakthroughs
• Stories, guidance and support for parents
• Special sections just for kids and teens
Connect with JA Families - Join our JA Parent Networking Group Facebook Group “JA Families – Arthritis Foundation Florida” to connect with parents dealing with juvenile arthritis. The JA Parent Volunteers from this group plan and host our JA Family Fun Days around Florida for fun, networking and support.
Download our “Arthritis is Unacceptable” flyer to share with others and find out more about what we are doing in Florida to make arthritis unacceptable.
And “Like” our Arthritis Foundation Florida chapter Facebook Page for all the Arthritis Foundation news and events in Florida.