Mission and Vision
The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America’s #1 cause of disability. We champion the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections. In person and online, our Live Yes! Arthritis Network empowers people to connect with others and live their best life.
What We Do: Conquer Arthritis
By advancing research, advocacy and disease management support, the Arthritis Foundation helps you navigate the many challenges arthritis brings. The Live Yes! Arthritis Network makes it easy to make powerful connections that lead to real, meaningful change.
We were key to making biologics a reality, changing the trajectory of arthritis and setting the stage for more promising breakthroughs. Today, we’re helping grow new cartilage and creating an arthritis vaccine. Our work in OA alone will benefit over 30 million Americans. Engaging the world’s most creative minds, we’re accelerating the development of new treatments, committed to finding a cure. Track your own health with Live Yes! Insights while contributing to research that shapes the future of arthritis.
Our passionate army of over 150,000 everyday citizens is on top of the latest policy issues, making sure new laws get enacted to protect us all. Together, we’re breaking down barriers on state and federal levels — pursuing optimal care that makes treatments more affordable and less cumbersome. We’re also demanding more research dollars and helping close the gap in the rheumatologist shortage. Through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, we’re taking action to make a lasting difference.
Help & Support
Providing trusted information, powerful health tracking tools and numerous ways to connect with others, the Arthritis Foundation is your go-to place for managing arthritis. We educate, encourage and empower — through unique resources, both in person and online, when and where you need us. You’ll get personalized help and support in the Live Yes! Arthritis Network, at your fingertips and face to face.
Since we began, the Arthritis Foundation has upheld our unwavering promise to assist families living with juvenile arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic conditions. Nearly 300,000 families in the U.S. deal with JA. We’ll help you find what you need through the Live Yes! Arthritis Network: Connections with other families who understand. Life-changing information and tips. And a caring community to help guide you along the way.