Advancing Arthritis Public Health with Partners

A place for sharing best practices and trusted resources

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

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 DP18-1802 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 the DP21-2106 cooperative agreement grantees, and other key partners. This platform houses resources to support efforts to advance arthritis public health priorities.

Best Practice Sharing

Professional Networking

Access to Resources

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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 13 state programs through the DP18-1803 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 through four strategies:

    • Expand the availability and accessibility of arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions (AAEBI), also known as lifestyle management programs, that focus on self-management education or physical activity.
    • Increase healthcare providers’ patient counseling about the benefits of physical activity for reducing arthritis pain and limitations, and increase provider referrals of patients with arthritis to evidence-based lifestyle management programs.
    • Promote walking as a way to manage arthritis symptoms.
    • Raise awareness of the burden of arthritis and ways to manage it.

Arthritis is a portfolio in the Center for Advancing Healthy Communities

For more information about the complete arthritis portfolio, please visit This project is supported by Cooperative Agreement No. NU58DP006979 funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) as part of a financial assistance award totaling $523,828 with 100 percent funded by CDC/HHS. The contents are those of the author and do not necessarily represent the official views of, nor an endorsement, by CDC/HHS, or the U.S. Contact us:

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