Care & Connect

With the more contagious delta variant of the coronavirus surging, you may be even more concerned about protecting yourself and your loved ones. Despite vaccines being widely available, the wearing of masks has resumed in many places and guidance from the CDC continues to evolve. You can count on the Arthritis Foundation to help you sort through the confusion, keep you posted on breaking developments and connect you with others for support. See our topics below.

Coronavirus News
Coronavirus News

As news continues changing about the pandemic and preventive measures to take, read frequently asked questions answered by experts.

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Stay Healthy
Stay Healthy

Find advice and tips for managing your arthritis during the pandemic, ways to cope with anxiety and how to care for your child’s and family’s physical and mental health, among other topics.

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COVID Webinars & Podcasts
COVID Webinars & Podcasts

Learn about living with arthritis and what you can do to improve your life. These webinars, podcasts, e-books and more can make a world of difference. Find something to help you in your own journey.

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COVID & Arthritis Expert Roundtable

COVID & Arthritis Expert Roundtable

In the latest COVID & Arthritis webinar, adult and pediatric rheumatologists discussed all things COVID, including: variants and infection risk, outcomes, vaccine efficacy and response, medication timing, travel, social events, mask wearing, physical distancing behaviors and more. Moderated by NBC News Medical Contributor, Dr. Natalie Azar. 

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COVID-19 Vaccines

Third Booster Vaccine Recommended for Immunocompromised

A CDC advisory committee has recommended that certain people who are immunocompromised receive a third mRNA vaccine shot for COVID, including some rheumatology patients being actively treated with certain medications. Learn more in our latest FAQs.

CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Given the rise of the delta variant in the U.S., what can you safely do if you’ve been fully vaccinated? Learn what precautions you should take for travel, indoor gatherings and more. Read more.
 

ACR COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance

The ACR’s COVID-19 Vaccine Clinical Guidance Task Force developed recommendations for patients with rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases. Read them here.



 

 

Back to School & COVID

It’s daunting — going back to school with still so much uncertainty around us. Know your educational rights and what you can do.

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Stay Connected

Something we all need these days is connecting with others who deal with similar challenges. Our Live Yes! Online Community and Connect Groups can get you started.

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Manage Pain With Vim

Despite the pandemic, you can take control of your arthritis pain with Vim, the app that helps you set achievable goals, find support and connect with others who understand what you’re going through.

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Coronavirus Updates

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Genentech announced a shortage of intravenous (IV) forms of tocilizumab (Actemra) due to increased demand to treat COVID-19 cases. Please contact your rheumatologist to discuss options.
Medication Supply Alert
Genentech announced a shortage of intravenous (IV) forms of tocilizumab (Actemra) due to increased demand to treat COVID-19 cases. Please contact your rheumatologist to discuss options.
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By sharing your unique arthritis story, you help put a face on a complex disease so legislators can understand the issues crucial to breaking down barriers to care for all arthritis patients.
Share Your Experiences With Arthritis
By sharing your unique arthritis story, you help put a face on a complex disease so legislators can understand the issues crucial to breaking down barriers to care for all arthritis patients.
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    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

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

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

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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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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.
 

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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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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

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