Advancing Arthritis Public Health with Partners

A place for sharing best practices and trusted resources

About the Arthritis Sharing Platform

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded funding to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) through OT18-1802 to Convene State and National Organizations to Address Arthritis Public Health Priorities and develop the arthritis sharing platform. This project convened CDC’s national and state arthritis grantees, as well as key stakeholders, to discuss improving the health, wellness, and quality of life for people with arthritis; support and encourage the sharing of experiences, lessons learned, and best practices; and provide an opportunity for networking and leveraging of partnerships for DP16-1606 and DP18-1803. Work continues through DP21-2106 and 23-0001 cooperative agreement recipients, and other key partners. This platform houses resources to support efforts to advance arthritis public health priorities.

CDC funded state and national arthritis programs and their partners are working together to improve arthritis public health strategies!

Join the Arthritis Engage Community

The NACDD Engagement Community is NACDD’s new platform for Members to connect with each other, share resources, get the answers to questions relating to your work, and more all under one roof.

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About CDC-Funded Arthritis Projects

CDC currently provides funding to five national organizations to implement national strategies that enhance health, wellness, and quality of life for people with arthritis under two competitively awarded cooperative agreements, DP21-2106

In addition, the CDC Arthritis Program funds 12 state programs through two components of the DP23-0001 cooperative agreement, State Public Health Approaches to Addressing Arthritis. The aim of these state arthritis programs is to improve arthritis management and the quality of life for people with arthritis.

Component A will focus on capacity and infrastructure building to support statewide AAEBI dissemination and raising awareness about the importance of physical activity counseling for arthritis management and AAEBIs among healthcare providers.

Component B will support expansion and scaling up efforts statewide, including expanding pathways and systems changes to support AAEBI dissemination, implementation and
enrollment, and physical activity assessment and counseling for arthritis management by providers and other health professionals.

Arthritis Resource Quick List

CDC's Healthy Living With Arthritis Podcast

This series contains podcast episodes on topics related to arthritis, rheumatic diseases, and health.

NACDD Arthritis Portfolio

NACDD technical assistance opportunities.

Coupling WWE with the National DPP LCP

A resource page with information on efforts of NACDD and partners to couple the Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program with the National Diabetes Prevention Program Lifestyle Change Program.

2023 CDC Arthritis Management and Wellbeing Recipient and Partners Meeting

October 18-20, 2023, Atlanta, GA

Arthritis is a portfolio in the Center for Advancing Healthy Communities