Advocate for Arthritis
As an Arthritis Advocate, you’ll feel good about taking action to make health care more accessible.
Legislative Wins nationwide since 2014
Advocates Speak Out
Legislative Days in 2019
2019 Advocacy Summit Participants
Advocacy & Access
People with arthritis face unique barriers to care - - high costs of treatment, difficulty accessing medications, scarcity of specialists and insurance that limits access to treatment. But through the Arthritis Foundation’s nationwide network of committed Advocates, we’re fighting to address key policy issues on both the state and federal levels with lawmakers, insurers, employers and regulators.
Issue Brief: CBD Guidance for Adults with Arthritis
Learn the Arthritis Foundation's official position on CBD use for adults with arthritis.Learn More
Legislative Victory Map
Arthritis Foundation Advocates have played a pivotal role in more than 120 state legislative victories across the country since 2014. Whether its sending a letter to a legislator, meeting in person with a policy maker, or even testifying about a particular issue, our Advocates and Ambassadors make a difference by sharing their stories. See our victories.Learn More
Check out our turnkey resources to learn who your elected officials are, what opportunities we have to advocate from the comfort of your own home, federal and state legislation, and more!
Become an Ambassador
Arthritis Ambassadors are volunteers committed to taking part in the democratic process and serve as liaisons between the Arthritis Foundation and their Congressional District’s Representative. Each Ambassador’s efforts are crucial to the success of the Arthritis Foundation.
Pain Policy Roundtable
For World Arthritis Awareness Day on October 12th, the Foundation will bring together experts in the field of pain medicine and management, as well as patients, to a Pain Policy Roundtable to discuss access issues related to resources and treatments with congressional staff and policy-makers. If you would like to participate in the roundtable discussion to represent health care providers, click here for more information or contact Alisa Vidulich at [email protected]
Advocate for What's Right
As an Arthritis Advocate, you’ll feel good about taking action to make health care more accessible. Help shift the policy and public perception that affects those living with arthritis.