Background & Purpose

Evidence Based Programs

For the purposes of this Guide, EVIDENCE-BASED PROGRAMS are defined as interventions that:

  • are packaged so they can be delivered in the same way each time they are offered (i.e. maintaining fidelity); and
  • have an accumulation of data that show they have specific health benefits for people with arthritis. This includes data from well-conducted controlled trials and evaluation studies, published in scientific, peer-reviewed journals.

At least six programs have been proven to enhance the function and quality of life of adults with arthritis.


Active Living Everyday 

Arthritis Foundation Aquatic Program

Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program  

Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program (group led)  


Fit and Strong!   

Nebo Content Management System Tracking