About Us


Washington is part of the Arthritis Foundation, Great West Region.  The Region serves nearly six million adults and 29,000 children with arthritis in Alaska, Northern California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. We deliver our mission through nine offices, 56 staff members and thousands of dedicated volunteers.

The burden of arthritis continues to grow each year, but so does our knowledge of how to best serve people with arthritis. Moving forward, we are intensively focused on specific key areas to make a difference in the fight against this disease. We listened to the needs of our constituents and used this information to envision and recommit to new organizational priorities. As responsible stewards of the generous contributions that make our work possible, we know we must continue to focus our attention and resources where we can make the greatest difference for adults and children living with arthritis.

The Arthritis Foundation’s priorities:

Access and Advocacy
From your hometown to the halls of Congress – backed by more than 75,000 nationwide, active advocates – we’re helping change laws to make health care more accessible and affordable.

Medical Discovery
Since 1948, we have invested half a billion dollars in research, leading to the first biologics for rheumatoid and juvenile arthritis. We’re working every day to find a cure.

Help and Support
We’re the most trusted source of information about arthritis (including juvenile arthritis) and chronic joint pain. Today we’re building new online and digital resources to better meet your needs.

Learn more in the Great West Region 2013 Annual Report and the National Office 2013 Annual Report.

View the Great West Region's 2013 990 Form.