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!
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!
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!
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.
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!
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!
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.
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.