It's Pain Awareness Month

People with arthritis say pain is their biggest challenge. We offer proven ways to help manage chronic pain.

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Hispanic Heritage Month

Sept. 15 to Oct. 15, we’re spotlighting stories from the Hispanic community and celebrating their culture.

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Arthritis & Black Americans

Anyone can get arthritis, but it affects a greater proportion of Black Americans, and they receive less care.

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About Arthritis

As the nation’s #1 cause of disability, arthritis affects nearly 60 million adults and 300,000 children. Over 100 types of arthritis and related conditions damage the joints and often other organs.

Resources for You

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This smart tool helps you find the information you need, set and track personal goals, connect with others who use the app and more. Take back what chronic pain takes away.

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Arthritis Care Equity
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Arthritis Care Equity

Hispanic Americans are more likely to have arthritis and less likely to get treatment than many others. Join the experts in our free webinar to learn ways to ease pain and live better with arthritis.

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Latest Live Yes! With Arthritis Podcast Episode

Tame Your Pain

Learn strategies to ease different types of pain, whether it's from an injury, inflammatory arthritis or nerve pain.

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Arthritis Tips

Expert Advice

Take control of Arthritis with help from our experts. Arthritis can make your head spin. But don’t worry, we’ve got you covered. Get tips to help you take control of arthritis and put your mind at ease.

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Understanding Arthritis

Learn what to expect from your disease, practical tips to help you manage it and other useful information.

News & Stories

Press Releases & Statements
JA Victory: Congress OKs Funding to Repay Student Loans of Specialty Docs

The decision opens the door to future funding for more pediatric rheumatologists.

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Press Releases & Statements
Arthritis Foundation Statement on Diversity, Equity, Inclusion

Together, we champion a diverse and inclusive culture that encourages, supports and celebrates the voices and perspectives of all.

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Press Releases & Statements
Arthritis Foundation Statement on Methotrexate Access

Understand the issues providers and arthritis patients face after the recent Roe v. Wade decision.

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Press Releases & Statements
Out-of-Pocket Cost of Arthritis Treatments to Be Cut by New Law

The Arthritis Foundation is among a handful of major nonprofit organizations who spearheaded a new federal bill — recently passed by Congress and now signed into law by the president — that will slash health care costs for many eligible Americans.

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Press Releases & Statements
Pain Awareness Month Brings New Resources, Tools to Arthritis Patients

September 1, 2022 marks the start of Pain Awareness Month, a nationally recognized time to highlight the chronic pain endured by many of the nearly 60 million Americans diagnosed with arthritis.

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Arthritis Foundation Joins Forces with American Orthopaedic Foot & Ankle Society to Fuel Ankle OA Research

Announced at the AOFAS annual conference on September 14, the Ankle Arthritis Think Tank involves a $600,000 research partnership that will establish several merit-based grants over a two-year period.

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Stay in the Know. Live in the Yes.

Get involved with the arthritis community. Tell us a little about yourself and, based on your interests, you’ll receive emails packed with the latest information and resources to live your best life and connect with others.

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    Every gift to the Arthritis Foundation will help people with arthritis across the U.S. live their best life.

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    Join us and become a Champion of Yes. There are many volunteer opportunities available.

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    Live Yes! INSIGHTS

    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.


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.

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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.

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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.