About Health Tracker

Gather the information that can help you and your doctor optimize your treatment plan.

Living with arthritis can be an experience of unpredictable days and unexpected changes. Tracking information about your symptoms and general wellbeing is an important way to proactively manage your disease and understand how it’s affecting your life.

Some important areas you can track include your:

  • Ability to easily perform tasks of daily living
  • Pain levels
  • Sleep patterns
  • Emotional health (feelings of stress, anxiety or depression)

Gathering this information and discussing it with your doctor can help determine if your condition is improving or worsening, as you work together to develop your customized treatment plan.

You’ll answer a series of questions that capture information about you in three areas:

  1. Functional status (physical function)
  2. Pain level
  3. Overall feeling of wellbeing

The questions are based on the RAPID-3© assessment commonly used by rheumatologists. You’ll provide your doctor with important information not available from blood tests, X-rays or any source other than you.

Based on your responses, a RAPID-3© score is calculated. You’ll be able to track your scores each week and develop a chart that you can take to your appointments. It’ll help your doctor assess if your condition is improving or worsening over time. Then together, you can make the best decisions about your treatment plan. Before you begin, download the summary tracking spreadsheet.

Step 1

Download the summary tracking spreadsheet (below) and save it on your computer desktop. This will allow you to add your weekly RAPID-3© score and print as many sheets as you need.

Step 2

Choose a start date. Think about which day of the week you are most likely to have the time and desire to reflect on the past seven days and assess your health and abilities. You might want to start on a Monday so you can complete the weekly tracker on Sunday evenings as you mentally prepare for the week ahead.

Step 3

Sign up for reminders to track your weekly RAPID-3© score so you have a historical set of numbers to discuss with your physician!

RAPID-3© score

Track Your Progress

Track your weekly RAPID-3© score so you have a historical set of numbers to discuss with your physician. Download the tracking sheet and begin recording your progress.

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Start Your Health Tracker

Track your health and discuss it with your doctor to determine if your condition is improving or worsening. This tool will help you work together to develop your customized treatment plan.

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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.