The Arthritis Foundation is boldly pursuing a cure for America's #1 cause of disability. We’re championing the fight to conquer arthritis with life-changing science, resources, advocacy and community connections. Online and in person (when safe again), the Live Yes! Arthritis Community 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. You can easily 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. By taking the Live Yes! INSIGHTS survey, you’re 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. The arthritis community is committed to taking action that makes a lasting difference.

Providing trusted information and numerous ways to connect with others, the Arthritis Foundation is your go-to place for managing arthritis. Get educated, encouraged and empowered — through unique resources, when and where you need us. Help and support are right at your fingertips.

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 here: Connections with other families who understand. Life-changing information and tips. And ways to get involved along the way.