People with arthritis face unique barriers to care. But through the Arthritis Foundation and our nationwide network of committed Advocates, we are fighting to address key policy issues on both the state and federal levels with lawmakers, insurers, employers and regulators. Take action with us to improve access to care, learn more about advocating for yourself, and get involved locally!
Sharing your story is the best way to break down barriers to care. Use our Action Center to contact your legislators about key arthritis priorities!Learn More
Share Your Story
You are the expert of your own experience with arthritis. Share your story with us in our story bank tool today to inform our work and get connected to new opportunities!Learn More
Our Advocates are the Arthritis Foundation’s chief resource for making positive changes in our government. Learn more about how to get started in advocacy.Learn More
Learn more about state and federal policies to improve care and support patients living with arthritis.Learn More
Advocate in Your State
Advocacy spans across the federal, state, and municipal levels. Find your state and scroll down to learn more about local opportunities to advocate.Learn More
Ambassadors are Advocates that have taken their work to the next level. Check out our new assignments, exclusive webinars, and more.Learn More
Learn more about your elected officials using our Legislator Look Up tool. You can also track legislation the Arthritis Foundation is following.Learn More
Advocacy News & Letters
The Arthritis Foundation is committed to advocating for legislation that makes treating and researching arthritis easier. Read about our advocacy efforts over the past couple years below.Learn More
Rx for Access
This powerful resource will help you find health coverage, minimize claim denials, reduce costs, and find financial assistance programs.Learn More
Meet our Advocacy Team
Engaging in advocacy is easy! Our Advocacy Team is here to support you in taking your first steps. Elected officials want to hear from you, and it’s our job to help you effectively communicate with them and achieve your goals.
You can send a message to your legislators in 5 minutes or less in our Action Center. Find a topic that resonates with you, and share your story!
COVID & Arthritis Webinar
On March 9th at 6PM ET, infectious disease and rheumatology experts discuss how autoimmune diseases and disease-modifying drugs may affect vaccine response and address patient concerns about disease flares and vaccine timing. Also, learn how the response from the new Biden administration may affect vaccine timing.
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.