Ambassador Briefings

Every month, the Arthritis Foundation hosts a number of live webinars.  Ambassador Briefings are bi-monthly opportunities to connect with our Ambassador program, state and federal updates, and action opportunities. All calls are recorded and archived!

New Ambassador Orientation
Welcome to the Ambassador Program. As a member of this grassroots program, you will receive a monthly newsletter, participate in a webinar every other month, and most importantly have a new platform to share your story. Watch this recording to learn the basics that will set you up for success as an Arthritis Foundation Ambassador.
Februrary 2019
During this briefing, we provide an update on our State and Federal work, as well as lay out everything you need to take action virtually during this year's 2019 Advocacy Summit! We are so excited to share our stories together again this year! #AdvocateforArthritis Watch the video. 
March 2019
During the webinar, we will discuss our accomplishments from the Advocacy Summit, the next Ambassador Assignments, and more! After the call, we'll host a New Ambassador Orientation for those new to the program. Watch the video. 
April 2019
This month's Ambassador Briefing discussed the exciting introduction of H.R. 2279 - the Safe Step Act, the power of personalizing your ask, and how to report/track your Ambassador activities yourself! The 116th Congress just introduced important legislation to reform step therapy, or “fail first” practices nationwide. We need your help in sending out targeted messages to your Representative to garner co-sponsorships of this important legislation. Watch the video. 
January 2018
Get an update on our state and federal work along with your action opportunities for the month. 
May 2018
During this Ambassador briefing, we'll give you an update on our State and Federal work, give you a brief lesson on how to maximize your impact in our Action Center, and discuss the Ambassador Activities for this month.
June 2018
This month's webinar featured special guest speaker, Kerry Wong, who shared her amazing tips and tricks for success in in-district visits with members of Congress. Kerry is both a Platinum Ambassador and the Vice Chair of the New York Advocacy Committee. She shared her key best practices for civic engagement success to help Advocates prepare for August Recess. Don't miss out on this exciting opportunity to get the inside scoop on in-district legislator meetings.
July 2018
During this Ambassador briefing, we'll give you an update on our State and Federal work, give you a brief lesson on how to amplify your impact during August Recess and discuss the Ambassador Activities for this month.
September 2018
Watch our final Ambassador briefing of the 2017-2018 Ambassador Year. We will look back at what we accomplished together this year, and review what to expect as we spring into a new year! Watch the video.  
November 2017
Watch the recording of our November Ambassador Briefing to join us in celebrating our 49 Platinum Ambassadors for 2017. During the briefing, we discussed our federal and state work plans, our upcoming Platinum Ambassador Assembly (March 12-13) and our November and December Ambassador Activities.
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.

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  • 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.