arthritis foundation collaborations and partnerships

Partnerships and Collaborations

What is the difference between a partnership and a collaboration?

All partners are collaborators, but not all collaborators are partners.

What is a partnership? Partnerships are more formal relationships created through an expressed or implied commitment. They work together, sharing resources over the long haul, to achieve broader goals. Arthritis Foundation science partnerships are heavily invested the research involved in finding cures for a broad range of rheumatic diseases. Our partners include:

  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR)
  • Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)
  • Patients, Advocates, and Rheumatology Teams Network for Research and Service (PARTNERS)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
  • National Institutes for Arthritis Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)
  • Pediatric Care and Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN)

Learn more about our partners!

Collaborators work jointly on a project or activity for very specific purposes. We provide thought leadership to many of these organizations – representing the voice of the patient in sharing what is important to them when looking for cures. Some of our collaborators include:

  • Clinical Trials Transformation Initiative (CTTI)
  • Foundation for the National Institutes of Health (FNIH)
  • Food and Drug Administration (FDA)
  • OA Action Alliance (OAAA)
  • OA Research Society International (OARSI)
  • OA Foundation International (OAFI)
  • National Health Council
  • Dietary Supplement Quality Collaborative (DSQC)

Learn more about our collaborators!