Championing the Fight for a Cure.

Delivering on Discovery

We are leading the way in finding new and better diagnostics and treatments. With the help of our researchers, partners and donors we are making huge strides, and we’ll continue to fight until every person with arthritis can say “yes” to a pain-free life.

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Stethiscope on wood table with kids letter magnets spelling out arthritis. Events & Publications
JIA Voice of the Patient

The Arthritis Foundation and the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) host a patient-focused drug development meeting.

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Past Howley Prize Recipients

Read about past recipients of the Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Scientific Research.

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Collaborating with Patients for Better Health.

See how the Arthritis Foundation brings clinical research and crowd-sourcing together to benefit all those living with the disease in your community.

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Osteoarthritis Voice of the Patient

A patient-focused drug development meeting gives doctors, researches and health providers a chance to hear from Osteoarthritis (OA) sufferers directly.

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Conquering Childhood Arthritis

The Arthritis Foundation is mobilizing patients and their families to engage in studies comparing the effectiveness of treatments for juvenile arthritis and funding research for more options.

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Asian Scientist Impact
Currently Funded Scientists

These investigators are currently engaged in Arthritis Foundation-funded Rheumatic disease research.

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Historical Research

See how the Arthritis Foundation is unique in having a community and national research agenda that is defined by patient voice, using data that comes directly from the patient community.

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Howley Award recipient Dr. Mary K. Crow Impact
Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for Arthritis Scientific Research

Mary K. Crow, MD, is the recipient of 2022 Lee C. Howley Sr. Prize for her significant contributions to arthritis research.

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Advancing OA Treatments Science Initiatives
Osteoarthritis Focus

The Arthritis Foundation is leading the way in advancing treatments for osteoarthritis, the most common form of arthritis, for which there currently are limited effective therapies.

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Juvenile Arthritis Research Training Videos

See the Arthritis Foundation educational videos on the benefits available through participation in research.

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Improve Outcomes for Children with Rheumatic Diseases

The Arthritis Foundation partners with CARRA on The Registry, a tool to help answer important questions about these conditions.

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What is PCORI and PCORnet?

See why we rely on PCORI and PCORnet to improve the quality of life and longevity of rheumatic disease patients.

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Arthritis Foundation | Our Sponsors

Who is on the front line of the fight against rheumatic diseases? Learn more information about our many collaborators in the struggle against arthritis.

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Medical and Scientific Advisory Committee Members

They stand at the leading edge of rheumatic disease research today. Meet the members of the Arthritis Foundations’ 2019 Medical and Scientific Committee.

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The Arthritis Foundation's Partners

Learn more about the Arthritis Foundation’s key partners in the search for the cure to arthritis.

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Share your experience in a 10-minute assessment to be among those changing the future of arthritis.

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A New Generation of Rheumatologists

The Arthritis Foundation is working to grow the number of rheumatoid specialists so that people can receive more in depth care.

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OA Fellows in Training Bootcamp (FIT)

Train emerging leaders and accelerate FDA approval of new therapies.

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Stem Cell Guidance

Guidance documents have been developed by the Arthritis Foundation for patients who want to learn more about stem cell research.

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Body of doctor with arms crossed and sun behind him. Patient Participation

Join patients, care providers, researchers and physicians in PARTNERS, and help improve the lives of children with rheumatic diseases and their families.

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JIA Guidelines

Learn about the recommended therapies for JA, including which types of medications should be used and when, how your child's doctor may approach treatment, and measures you and your child can take to help control arthritis and its symptoms.

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OACS Forum Series Events & Publications
OACS Forum Series

The Osteoarthritis Clinical Studies Forum Series features OA thought leaders from across the globe discussing the future of how the disease can be treated to improve patient outcomes.

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OA Drug Development Workshop Technical Highlights Events & Publications
OA Drug Development Workshop Technical Highlights

Co-hosted by the FDA and the Arthritis Foundation on June 22, 2021

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OA Drug Development Workshop Presentations & Papers Events & Publications
OA Drug Development Workshop Presentations & Papers

Presenters discussed many aspects of osteoarthritis and development of drugs to treat it, including its epidemiology, challenges to assessing disease progression, potential biomarkers, difficulties of evaluating long-term benefits to the patient and challenges to achieving FDA approval. View and download the supporting presentations below.

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Exercise and Osteoarthritis Joint Pain

The first OA Clinical Studies forum highlights key international research.

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Participate in Arthritis Clinical Trials
Accelerating New Treatment

Participate in Arthritis Clinical Trials

We are actively recruiting patients to participate in our studies and help amplify the FDA treatment approval process. Search for arthritis-specific clinical trials based on arthritis type and location.

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Your Voice Matters

By giving us 10 minutes, you become part of a force that will change the lives of the almost 60 million people with arthritis. Learn how your voice matters.

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Your Voice Matters
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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  • 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

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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.