State Advocacy

The Arthritis Foundation promotes government and private sector action to improve the lives of the 50 million Americans living with arthritis and chronic joint symptoms. We need your help, however, to get more government funding for arthritis research, to encourage early diagnosis and comprehensive treatment, and to improve access to quality health care for everyone with arthritis. 

Staci Penner

Kansas 2015 Platinum Ambassador

Congratulations to Staci Penner, our  2015 Kansas Platinum Ambassador! 

Staci, along with volunteers across the country, has gone above and beyond the assignments for the Ambassador program, laying the groundwork for advocacy initiatives coming in 2016. Thank you! 

You, too, can join the advocacy movement!

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Become an Arthritis Ambassador

Take part in the democratic process and serve as a liaison between your Representative and the Arthritis Foundation.