Welcome to Georgia
There are more than 50 million Americans with Arthritis - 1,814,000 of them live in Georgia. The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We are focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis through vital information, advocacy, science and community. Our goal is to chart a winning course, guiding families in developing personalized plans for saying yes – day after day.
Make your voice heard at this landmark event – this Arthritis Foundation hosted meeting will provide the U.S. FDA and others an opportunity to hear directly from patients about what matters most to them. The patient’s perspective is critically important in ensuring drug development programs capture what is truly important. Patients and caregivers will share how OA impacts their lives, gaps in treatment and experiences with current treatments.
Register today to join us virtually through our live webinar. Participate in the OA poll, weigh in through a live chat or just listen as we discuss how we can change the fate of OA patients, together.
Join AOII at the Philadelphia Phillies game on April 21, 2017, as they play the Atlanta Braves. Our annual Strike Out Arthritis game is a great opportunity to get involved in our philanthropic cause & watch your favorite team play some ball. The profit from each ticket sold goes towards fighting arthritis through grants to the Arthritis Foundation. Bring your friends, family & encourage your community to come out. Our goal is to continue the growth of these events & the contributions made to the Foundation!
To purchase visit phillies.com/couponcode. Click on the game date and enter in promo code: AOPi. Select the ticket amount and purchase your tickets.
Welcome Dr. Elaine Ramsay
We want to welcome Elaine Ramsay, M.D. to the Department of Pediatric Rheumatology at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Dr. Ramsay recently completed her fellowship in Pediatric Rheumatology at Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Her professional interests include Juvenile idiopathic arthritis, Systemic lupus erythematosus, Juvenile dermatomyositis, Intraarticular corticosteroid injections, and Musculoskeletal ultrasound.
Dr. Ramsay joins other providers - Dr. Sampath Prahalad, Dr. Sheila Angeles-Han, Dr. Kelly Rouster-Stevens and Dr. Vega-Hernandez - in the Dept. of Pediatric Rheumatology at the Children’s Physician Group of Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta.
Join us in welcoming Dr. Ramsay!
Programs For Better Living - Aquatics, Exercise and Tai Chi Programs
In an effort to modernize and streamline our mission delivery and focus our resources on activities that can make the greatest impact for people with arthritis, there have been a number of significant changes to the Programs For Better Living (Aquatics, Exercise, and Tai Chi programs).
The Arthritis Foundation has formed a new partnership with the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA). Effective immediately, the Aquatic Exercise Association will assume all operations and management of the Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program and the Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program. Click links below for additional information about these changes:
Aquatics Program (water-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)
Exercise Program (land-based) - information about instructor trainings (including recertification)
Tai Chi for Arthritis - information about classes in your area and instructor trainings (including recertification)