Press Releases & Statements

For over seven decades, the Arthritis Foundation has been a thought leader in issues regarding arthritis and other rheumatic diseases, as well as one of the most trusted sources of information in the field. Read about our endeavors and our positions on certain topics.

Press Releases & Statements

Press Release & Statements Archive

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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 Leads Efforts to Develop New Drugs for OA

International experts, FDA representatives come together to tackle challenges to finding effective osteoarthritis treatments.

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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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Arthritis Foundation Biosimilars Position Statement

Biologics became game changers for managing autoimmune diseases. Learn how biosimilars may change the game again.

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Arthritis Foundation Releases its First-Ever Report on Juvenile Arthritis

It’s not just growing pains: childhood rheumatic diseases affect nearly 300,000 U.S. kids and teens.

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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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New Data Reveals Link Between Mental Health and Arthritis Impact

New data aligns with intersection of Mental Health Awareness Month and Arthritis Awareness Month.

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The Arthritis Foundation Launches “We Journey Together” Awareness Campaign 

Campaign aims to create connections and combat isolation within arthritis community.

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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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Study of INSIGHTS Data Reveals How Emotional Support Positively Impacts Patient Empowerment

Feeling empowered is critically important for arthritis patients—from diagnosis through treatment.

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Pain Awareness Month Highlights Need for Resources, Support for All Ages

The Arthritis Foundation launches Chronic Strength Champions Campaign with pain management resources and sweepstakes

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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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The Arthritis Foundation Names Steven Taylor President & CEO

Taylor joined the Arthritis Foundation in February 2021 as Executive Vice President, Mission & Strategic Initiatives.

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Arthritis Foundation Expands to Further Engage People Living with Arthritis

AF welcomes Arthritis Introspective into the Arthritis Foundation family, as part of an expanding range of resources that provide help and support to people with all types of arthritis and related conditions

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Arthritis Foundation Selects Michael Ortman as Board Chair

The Arthritis Foundation today announced the selection of Michael Ortman as the chair of its board of directors. Ortman has served on the board of the national organization since 2011.

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Cake: A Painful Slice of Life

"Cake" really acknowledges the issues of living with chronic pain and shows how it can lead to feelings of isolation, but this movie also carries a message of hope and triumph!

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Arthritis Foundation Proclaims a Patient Advocacy “Win” Through Its Work with the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER)

The Arthritis Foundation helped influence ICER by including rheumatoid arthritis patients and their experiences with disease-modifying drugs and managing their disease

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Matt Iseman Wins NBC's ''The New Celebrity Apprentice'', and $978,000 for the Arthritis Foundation

Embodying what is means to be a Champion of Yes, Matt Iseman won NBC’s season 8 of “The New Celebrity Apprentice” last night and selected the Arthritis Foundation as his charity of choice.

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The Arthritis Foundation Applauds the Cancellation of the Medicare Part B Demonstration

The Arthritis Foundation, along with its network of more than 135,000 Advocates, is celebrating a massive victory today with the cancellation of the Medicare Part B Demonstration proposed by the CMS.

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Stay Informed | "Prescription for Access" Toolkit

The Arthritis Foundation is supporting and advocating for people with arthritis to ensure they are represented in and know how to navigate America’s health care system.

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Find Your Voice: Registration for the 2016 Advocacy Summit is Now Open

Find Your Voice: Registration for the 2016 Advocacy Summit is Now Open

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The Arthritis Foundation Announces Upcoming Retirement of President and CEO Ann M. Palmer

Palmer, who has over four decades of nonprofit leadership, plans to retire at the end of January 2022.

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Arthritis Foundation Releases its First-Ever Report on Juvenile Arthritis

Arthritis Foundation Releases its First-Ever Report on Juvenile Arthritis

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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.