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Coronavirus Webinar

Join the Arthritis Foundation and national leading experts and patient advocates in a conversation about the coronavirus and arthritis. Hear the latest updates and what you need to know about caring for your health and your family in our new normal.

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Statement from our President and CEO, Ann Palmer

The Arthritis Foundation urges solutions to racial injustice and health care inequality in the Black community.

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Press Releases & Statements
Survive & Thrive: COVID-19 LIVE Celebrity Challenge

Celebrities have teamed up with CBDMEDIC™ to host an online fundraising challenge to benefit the Arthritis Foundation's severely at-risk populations impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. The event will be live-streamed on the Arthritis Foundations' Facebook channel.

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Coronavirus and Arthritis: What You Need to Know

If you have arthritis, you may have special concerns about the new coronavirus that causes the disease called COVID-19.

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Arthritis News | A Mandate for Action

Results captured in A Mandate for Action, a report revealing a major health crisis and the astronomical effects of arthritis in the areas of pain, overall health and wellness and quality of care.

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Arthritis Foundation Releases First CBD Guidance for Adults With Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation, in partnership with top experts in arthritis pain and CBD, offers patients a practical, first-of-its-kind resource with answers to their most common questions.

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Arthritis News | What Americans Don't Know

Survey commissioned by the Arthritis Foundation reveals misconceptions about the leading cause of disability in the U.S.

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Arthritis News | My Cleats, My Cause

NFL player chose the Arthritis Foundation as the nonprofit he is supporting for the NFL’s “My Cleats, My Cause” initiative.

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Cultivating a New Generation of Rheumatologists

As part of a multi-year commitment to address the rheumatologist shortage, the Arthritis Foundation granted five fellowship awards to universities dedicated to expanding the number of rheumatologists.

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The Arthritis Foundation Launches New Cause Marketing Campaign

The Arthritis Foundation is asking all Americans to rally and support its new cause campaign “Let’s Get a Grip on Arthritis,” so the disease can be eradicated once and for all.

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Our Advocacy | "Arthritis 101" Congressional Briefing

The Congressional briefing strives to educate new and returning Congressional leaders about arthritis and its impact on constituents and the U.S. healthcare system.

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Stay Informed | "Prescription for Access" Toolkit

The Arthritis Foundation is supporting and advocating for people with arthritis to ensure they are represented in and know how to navigate America’s health care system.

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Science & Research | 2016 Delivering on Discovery

For the first time, the Foundation included patient input to select six scientists who will work on funded-projects that show arthritis treatment innovation and steps toward a cure.

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Arthritis Foundation Proclaims a Patient Advocacy “Win” Through Its Work with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)

The Arthritis Foundation helped influence ICER by including rheumatoid arthritis patients and their experiences with disease-modifying drugs and managing their disease

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Arthritis Foundation Expands to Further Engage People Living with Arthritis

AF welcomes Arthritis Introspective into the Arthritis Foundation family, as part of an expanding range of resources that provide help and support to people with all types of arthritis and related conditions

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Arthritis News | Arthritis Patients Survey

The Arthritis Foundation conducted a nationwide survey, commissioned by Harris Poll, to gain a deeper understanding of the everyday challenges faced by people living with arthritis.

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Foundation Events | 2016 Conference of Champions

Every year, the Arthritis Foundation rallies with its volunteer force to continue its mission of finding a cure for arthritis, the leading cause for disability in America.

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Matt Iseman Wins NBC's "The New Celebrity Apprentice,” and $978,000 for the Arthritis Foundation

Embodying what is means to be a Champion of Yes, Matt Iseman won NBC’s season 8 of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” last night and selected the Arthritis Foundation as his charity of choice.

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Arthritis News | The 21st Century Cures Act

Thanks in large part to the army of arthritis Advocates who worked tirelessly for two-plus years, the Arthritis Foundation celebrates the signing of the 21st Century Cures Act, a landmark bill that will accelerate medical research.

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Arthritis Foundation | Champion of Yes

The Arthritis Foundation announces the launch of the first major rebrand in the organization’s history, which focuses on the foundation’s role as a Champion of Yes for the arthritis community.

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Arthritis Foundation | Dr. Rowland W. Chang

Last month, after serving as the board chair elect for a year, Rowland W. (Bing) Chang, MD, MPH, assumed the role of board chair for the Arthritis Foundation.

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Foundation Events | 2016 Champion Awards

Nearly 400 people from around the country attended the annual Arthritis Foundation Conference of Champions from November 3-4 in Denver to connect with and learn from experts, influencers and fellow volunteers.

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Science & Research | 2015 Scientific Discovery Awardees

The Arthritis Foundation has announced that 11 scientists from across the United States and Canada were selected as the 2015 Scientific Discovery Awardees for their innovations toward finding a cure for arthritis and related diseases.

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Our Advocacy | The 21st Century Cures Act

Foundation’s push for state and federal health care legislation in first half of 2015 advances agenda for people living with arthritis.

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"Cake": A Painful Slice of Life

"Cake" really acknowledges the issues of living with chronic pain and shows how it can lead to feelings of isolation, but this movie also carries a message of hope and triumph!

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Ann Palmer to Join Jennifer Aniston for Cake Movie Town Hall on Jan. 6

Arthritis Foundation President and CEO Ann Palmer joined Jennifer Aniston for a town hall panel discussion following a screening of Aniston’s movie, "Cake.,"

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Arthritis Foundation Confirms Drug Access for Express Scripts Customers

Discussions between Arthritis Foundation CEO Ann M. Palmer and Express Scripts, led to clarification of the company’s general formulary policies, with easing of a specific time-frame restriction.

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Arthritis Foundation Selects Michael Ortman as Board Chair

The Arthritis Foundation today announced the selection of Michael Ortman as the chair of its board of directors. Ortman has served on the board of the national organization since 2011.

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Our Advocacy | JIA PFDD Meeting

The JIA PFDD meeting will give the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory agencies, drug developers, health care providers and academic researchers the opportunity to hear directly from JIA patients and their families.

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The Arthritis Foundation Applauds the Cancellation of the Medicare Part B Demonstration

The Arthritis Foundation, along with its network of more than 135,000 Advocates, is celebrating a massive victory today with the cancellation of the Medicare Part B Demonstration proposed by the CMS.

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Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life. Whether it is supporting cutting-edge research, 24/7 access to one-on-one support, resources and tools for daily living, and more, your gift will be life-changing.

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Help millions of people live with less pain and fund groundbreaking research to discover a cure for this devastating disease. Please, make your urgently-needed donation to the Arthritis Foundation now!

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Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20. You'll receive a year's worth of Arthritis Today magazine, access to helpful tools, resources, and more.

Make a Honor or Memorial Gift

Honor a loved one with a meaningful donation to the Arthritis Foundation. We'll send a handwritten card to the honoree or their family notifying them of your thoughtful gift.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 

How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.