Your One-Stop Shop for Advocacy

Use this page to find and download all of the advocacy resources needed to get informed, get involved, and get motivated to make your story heard by decision makers. Arm yourself with these resources that can make a huge difference. Together we can raise our voices up to break barriers down for people with arthritis.

2019 Advocacy & Access Priorities

We surveyed our Advocates and Ambassadors to learn about the biggest challenges they face. Over 1,700 responses were recorded and are informing our Advocacy and Access priorities for 2019. Check them out here!

Download the 2019 Advocacy & Access Priorities Infographic!


Arthritis Foundation 2018 Advocacy Report Card

Take a look at some of the issues we've tackled and overcome as we continue on the path to conquering arthritis!

Download 2018 Advocacy Report Card


2018 Advocacy Year in Review

Get the highlights! Check out our year in review infographic from 2018, you can use this as a tool to encourage your neighbors to join our grassroots network and keep the momentum going!

Download 2018 Advocacy Year in Review


Children’s Toolkit

It’s important to tell your story to our elected officials. They want to hear from you! Many elected officials do not know much about arthritis and it’s important to let them know that kids get arthritis, too. Use the questions in this toolkit to help tell your story.

Download Toolkit


Advocate & Ambassador Recruitment

Check out some descriptions of our grassroots programs and let us know what interests you. We’ll contact you with more information on how to get involved!

Advocate Recruitment Flyer 

Use this sign-up form to join our community or invite others to become an active Arthritis Foundation Advocate. Then tell your own story to raise awareness and make change happen! 

Ambassador Recruitment Application 
Ambassadors commit to building strong relationships with their members of Congress and state legislators and to advocate for the Arthritis Foundation’s policy priorities. Put your voice to work and help others find their own Yes by advocating for the issues that affect you by becoming an Arthritis Foundation Ambassador! 

Junior Ambassador Flyer

Our new program gives passionate teenagers the opportunity to represent the estimated 300,000 kids in the U.S. who have arthritis and raise awareness by sharing their personal arthritis story. Use the form linked above to sign up.


Welcome Your Legislator to the 116th Congress

In January 2019, a new Congress was seated with Representatives and Senators that will serve until 2021. Use this resource to educate your members of Congress about the Arthritis Caucus, key federal priorities, and the prevalence, impact, and outlook of arthritis in your state.

Download Welcome to Congress Booklet



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.

I Want to Contribute
I Need Help
  • Donate


    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

  • Volunteer


    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

  • Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    Take part to be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis.

  • Partner


    Proud Partners of the Arthritis Foundation make an annual commitment to directly support the Foundation’s mission.


Ways to Give

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.

Make a Donation

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!

Become a Member

Become an Arthritis Foundation member today for just $20 and you'll receive access to helpful tools..... 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.

Gift Planning

I want information on ways to remember the AF in my will, trust or other financial planning vehicles.


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.

Become a Volunteer

More About Volunteering


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.


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


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.


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.


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.


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.


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