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The three Ohio offices ( Central and Northwestern Ohio, Northeastern Ohio, & Southern Ohio) of the Arthritis Foundation are working to improve the lives of the 2.6 million people across our state who struggle every day with this serious health epidemic.

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Upcoming Events

Cincinnati Advocacy Training- Your Voice Can Make a Difference!

Breaking the Pain Chain- Northwest Columbus

4/3/2015 to 4/24/2015

A free four-part pain management program. April 3, 10, 17 & 24 12:30 – 2:30 pm

Breaking the Pain Chain- Southeast Columbus

4/6/2015 to 4/27/2015

A free four-part pain management program. April 6, 13, 20 & 27 1:00 – 3:00 pm

RA Just Diagnosed

4/7/2015

5:30pm-8:30pm. RA-Just Diagnosed is a free one-session, three-hour program that provides information, education and empowerment for individuals who have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. Participants can bring a spouse or caregiver with them as a guest but guests do not receive class materials. Class participants receive a Health Organizer, Participant Workbook and helpful Arthritis Foundation materials. Registration is required by calling 216-285-2836.

RA- Just Diagnosed

4/7/2015

RA-Just Diagnosed is a free one-session, three-hour program that provides information, education and empowerment for individuals who have a diagnosis of rheumatoid arthritis. 6pm-9pm. Participants can bring a spouse or caregiver with them as a guest but guests do not receive class materials. Class participants receive a Health Organizer, Participant Workbook and helpful Arthritis Foundation materials. Registration is required by calling 216-285-2836.

Let Your Voice Be Heard

Arthritis Access & Advocacy Day

Tuesday, April 14, 2015
Museum Gallery at the Ohio Statehouse
Columbus, OH 43215
Attendees are encouraged to visit their local legislators. We would like to schedule these appointments for you so that individuals from the same district can attend together. Please contact Mary Bird at mbird@arthritis.org or 216.285.2839 if you plan to meet with legislators.

Registration Now Open for the 2015 Juvenile Arthritis Conference

July 23-26
Caribe Royal,Orlando, Florida

Scholarship Applications Available. Go to the http://kidsgetarthritistoo.org website for information on how to apply for a scholarship.
Application Deadline: Friday, February 13, 2015

The Arthritis Foundation hosts the National JA Conference, a three-day experience where parents:
-Connect with leading specialists about the latest treatment options
-Get updates on promising research and enrolling studies
-Network with other parents who know what it’s like to raise a child with arthritis

Kids with arthritis and their siblings, it's three days of fun in a space where everyone understands what it’s like to have arthritis.

Exercise and Aquatic Program Update

Thank you for your dedication to the Arthritis Foundation Exercise and Aquatic Programs! You have helped us to increase the reach of our programs to people with arthritis. We appreciate your dedication and commitment and hope you continue to offer these programs!

The Arthritis Foundation is excited to announce we have formed a new partnership with the Aquatic Exercise Association (AEA).

Click here to read more about this transition.

Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.