Volunteers of the Arthritis Foundation, New England Region, monitor federal and state legislation to review potential changes that may impact the quality of life for those affected by arthritis. This work includes tracking specific bills in Congress and tracking proposed legislation in the State Legislatures of Connecticut, Maine, Massachusetts, New Hampshire, Rhode Island and Vermont. Our volunteers visit our Congressional Delegations annually to share our views with their staff members. Locally, our efforts include letter writing, calling, and sending e-mails when a specific piece of legislation being considered will have an effect on those affected by arthritis. We consider these activities to be an important part of our mission. We need your help to make certain that funding for arthritis research is continued at the federal level, and that access to prescribed arthritis medications or prescribed arthritis therapies is not restricted at the state level.Get involved! Contact our office to become involved in our advocacy program, or sign up online.
How You Can Help
The Arthritis Foundation promotes government and private sector action to improve the lives of the 50 million Americans living with arthritis. But we need your help to get more government funding for arthritis research, to encourage early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, and to improve access to quality health care for everyone with arthritis.
Visit our Advocacy Action Center for the resources you need to become informed about the issues and to make your voice heard.
- Become An Advocate -- Join the Arthritis Foundation Advocacy Network
- Arthritis Advocacy Priorities -- Read about the issues
- Contact Congress -- Quickly locate your legislators and send a message: