Arthritis Foundation and California Arthritis Foundation Council Volunteers at the California Arthritis Advocacy Day on May 1-2, 2012 in Sacramento, CA 


Advocacy Updates

The key to success in changing government policies and funding is through grassroots advocacy


Advocacy Priorities

Because ignoring the pain and disability of arthritis is unacceptable, the Arthritis Foundation is working to conquer this debilitating disease and make a positive impact on the lives of people with arthritis. Please visit the Advocacy Priorities page to find more information on our advocacy priorities and sample letters you can send to your Members of Congress urging them to step forward and take action on these important issues.  For a one page, easy to understand document discussing these priorities, please visit Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Priorities 2012.


Become an Arthritis E-Advocate


Add your voice to the Arthritis Advocates.  Discover how powerful one voice can be, especially when added to a growing chorus.   Find out how you can influence public policy to improve public health for people with arthritis and to increase the amount of government funds dedicated to arthritis research  Help the Arthritis Foundation accomplish its mission:  to improve the lives through leadership in the prevention, control and cure of arthritis and related diseases

Click Below To Become an Advocate or Ambassador

Arthritis Advocate


Physicians and Scientists:  Click here to become a member of APRAA (Arthritis Providers and Researchers Advocacy Alliance)


Healthcare Reform

The Arthritis Foundation has consistently supported the efforts of Congress to enact meaningful health care reform to address the health care needs of the 50 million men, women and children with arthritis. In 2010, it established a set of health care reform principles that it delivered to Congress. Those principles stated that the Foundation supports legislation that: 

  • Prohibits discrimination based on health status.
  • Eliminates lifetime caps on coverage and limits out-of-pocket expenses.
  • Provides coverage of dependents up to 26 years of age.
  • Establishes a loan repayment program for sub-specialists, such as pediatric rheumatologists
  • Improves access to evidence-based programs 

For more information on the Arthritis Foundation and the Affordable Care Act, please visit:


To find out more about becoming an Arthritis Advocate, contact Emma Davis at or by phone at  800.464.6240.


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