Our Partnerships

In Arthritis Foundation partnerships, organizations work together. Sharing resources, they conduct research and find cures for a broad range of rheumatic diseases.

ACR

The American College of Rheumatology (ACR)

The Arthritis Foundation and ACR have a long-standing partnership concentrating on increased patient and professional education, government funding of arthritis research through NIAMS, access to appropriate healthcare from qualified pediatric and adult rheumatologists, and aiding access to effective medication and other treatment options.  

CARRA

The Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA)

CARRA is an organization of pediatric rheumatologists committed to advancing the health and quality of life of children living with rheumatic disease. With financial support from the Arthritis Foundation, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and others, CARRA's network of pediatric rheumatology research centers provides an accessible point of entry for patients and families across the United States and Canada to participate in research studies and trials of new therapies.

CDC

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

The Arthritis Foundation and the CDC joined together to launch "A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis." This blueprint for action recommended reducing the burden of osteoarthritis (OA) using four intervention areas:

  • Self-management education
  • Physical activity
  • Injury prevention
  • Weight management

NIAMS

National Institutes for Arthritis, Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS)

The Arthritis Foundation played an integral part in lobbying for the creation of NIAMS and continues to advocate for its continued and increased funding from Congress every year. The Arthritis Foundation and NIAMS have partnered on many projects through the years, including a recent funding agreement, where the Arthritis Foundation has committed almost $500,000 to fund new genetic research that could revolutionize hot rheumatoid arthritis is diagnosed and treated. 

PR-COIN

Pediatric Rheumatology Care & Outcomes Improvement Network (PR-COIN)

PR-COIN is a quality improvement collaborative that develops and evaluates disease management strategies for juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA), lupus, and dermatomyositis to improve the care of children with rheumatic conditions and to help incorporate these strategies into clinical practice – assisting families in experiencing better care, now.  

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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


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. 


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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.

Trailblazer

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

Visionary

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.

Pioneer

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.

Pacesetter

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.

Signature

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.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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