Juvenile Arthritis


The Arthritis Foundation leads the way in helping people with arthritis live better today and create better tomorrows through new treatments, better access and, ultimately, cures. 

If your child is diagnosed with juvenile arthritis, we're glad you're here. Here are some Arthritis Foundation resources that may help you better manage and live with your disease are:

• JA Power Pack – Welcome Kit Program
• JA Youth and Family Camps
• National Juvenile Arthritis Conference
• Regional JA Symposium
 Kids Get Arthritis, Too - New website about living with JA
 Pacific Region JA Headlines Newsletter
• 2014 JA Program Listing (PDF) 

POWER PACK Outreach Program (formerly SAK)

The Arthritis Foundation understands and cares when a family experiences a new diagnosis of juvenile arthritis. That’s why we offer our JA Power Pack – a toolkit with useful information and tools to assist newly-diagnosed children and teens, as well as their parents. These resources were designed to give you and your family the POWER to make living with JA easier. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with it is the key to better living with JA. And our JA Power Pack will help get you started. Now the power is in your hands! 

Pacific Region’s JA Power Pack includes:

Raising a Child with Arthritis: A Parent's Guide
Explains the various types of juvenile arthritis, as well as treatment options and medications available

Arthritis in Children & Juvenile Arthritis – A Teachers Guide brochures
Provides general JA information and child-specific issues such as reports, after-school activities, school attendance and laws that may be helpful

Thermal Aid Bear
A therapeutic fuzzy friend to comfort your child and provide hot or cold treatment to soothe those aching joints

Health Organizer
Personal health-care record helps parents and kids keep track of doctors’ appointments, medications, day-to-day symptoms, notes for your health care team

And much more!

For more information please contact Jennifer Ziegler at 323-954-5750 or jziegler@arthritis.org  

JA Youth & Family Camps

Check out our NEW JA Camp website here: www.juvenilearthritis.camp

Download the 2014 Pacific Region JA Program Listing


• Camp Mana'olana - Honolulu, HI


• Camp Cruz - Phoenix, AZ
• Camp ILA - Family Camp - Phoenix, AZ
• Camp Sol - Las Vegas, NV
• Camp Esperanza - Southern California - Session 1 (Ages 7-16 years)
• Camp Esperanza - Southern California - Session 2 (Teen Leadership ages 15-17 years)
• Joint Adventure Camp - San Diego, CA