About The Arthritis Foundation

The mission of the Arthritis Foundation is to improve lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases.

The Arthritis Foundation is the leading health organization addressing the needs of some 46 million Americans living with doctor-diagnosed arthritis, the nation's most common cause of disability.

The Arthritis Foundation pursues its mission through a focus on:

  • Research: The Arthritis Foundation is the largest nonprofit contributor to arthritis research in the world, advancing cutting-edge research in search of a cure for arthritis.
  • Public Health: The Arthritis Foundation aims to increase public awareness of arthritis as the most common cause of disability, to prevent arthritis whenever possible, and to promote early diagnosis and access to the resources people with arthritis need to cope with their disease.
  • Public Policy: The Arthritis Foundation works at both the national and local levels to advance legislative policy issues on behalf of the 46 million adults and approximately 300,000 children in America with doctor-diagnosed arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation offers resources to people who live with gout and other forms of arthritis through many communications vehicles, such as the magazine Arthritis Today; through local offices across the country that offer resources and programs for people with arthritis; and through its website, www.arthritis.org.

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