Care & Connect

Social distancing does not mean emotional distancing. In this challenging time, your health and safety are the top priority as we go through this medical emergency together. Stay updated and connected in this special resource center for people with arthritis. Get the latest information from experts to help guide you along. Connect with others to offer support and get the support you need. Check out our topics below.

Coronavirus News
Coronavirus News

Get the latest information you need. Here are frequently asked questions related to arthritis, with answers by experts.

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Stay Healthy
Stay Healthy

Get tips and advice for managing your arthritis, following your medication regimen, communicating virtually with health care providers, paying for care and more.

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Coronavirus, Advocacy & Arthritis
Coronavirus, Advocacy & Arthritis

COVID-19 has unique impacts for people with arthritis. Learn more about what is top of mind for arthritis patients and how you can help advocate for patient needs during this difficult time

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COVID-19 Vaccines and You

Severe Risks of COVID-19 Vaccines

Infectious disease and vaccine expert, Robert L. Murphy, MD, breaks down the severe risks of COVID-19 vaccines for people with arthritis and how to evaluate the true risk for yourself.

COVID-19 Vaccines

CDC Guidance for Fully Vaccinated Individuals

Learn what you can and shouldn’t do once you’ve been fully vaccinated against the COVID-19 virus. Information for travel, indoor gatherings and more. Read them here.

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.


RA Patient Experience with COVID-19 Vaccine

Heidi's Experience

Heidi Hedges, connect group facilitator, health care worker and rheumatoid arthritis patient, shares how she prepared for the COVID-19 vaccine and her experiences after each dose.


Coronavirus and Arthritis Webinar Series

Hear from leading infectious disease, rheumatology and emotional health experts from government agencies and  leading medical institutions. Topics covered include COVID-19 infection risk, prevention, testing, treatments and vaccines, rheumatology care, mental health, workplace rights and the impact on kids with JA and their families. 

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Virtual Connect Groups

There are others in your local community who understand. Connect virtually to make new friends, share tips and get answers and support.

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Coping & Comfort

The Live Yes! Arthritis Network provides opportunities for you to connect with people like you and offers you their words of wisdom to help you cope and comfort you.

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Get Empowered & Educated

You may have arthritis, but it does not have you. The Arthritis Foundations one-of-a-kind podcast. Hosted by patients, for patients.

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Coronavirus Updates

Sign up today for email updates on coronavirus and 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.