Leveraging Partnerships to Develop a Sustainable Approach to Increasing Adoption of Arthritis Appropriate, Evidence-Based Interventions with Employers

The Leveraging Partnerships guide is intended to provide state or local health departments, or an identified partner or stakeholder, with a step-by-step approach to engage employers as payers of Walk With Ease, an evidence-based, low-cost, and easy-to-implement walking program for employees with musculoskeletal conditions.

This ‘living’ document provides the experiences, to date, of the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) in working with partners to increase the adoption of Walk With Ease as part of employer’s wellness efforts to reduce the burden of musculoskeletal conditions such as arthritis and back pain and increase physical activity levels.