The NACDD Arthritis Portfolio receives funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention under Advancing Arthritis Public Health Approaches Through National Organizations, CDC-RFA-DP16-1606, which is a 5-year cooperative agreement that was initiated on September 30, 2016, and concludes on September 29, 2021. NACDD also receives funding for arthritis activities under Strengthening Public Health Systems and Services Through National Partnerships to Improve and Protect the Nation’s Health, CDC-RFA-OT18-1802, which is a 5-year cooperative agreement initiated in 2018 by CDC’s Center for State, Tribal, Local and Territorial Support.

These projects work with the CDC Arthritis Program and national partners to expand dissemination, delivery of, and access to arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions (AAEBI). The project also provides assistance to state arthritis programs to expand state-based efforts. Strategies include:

  • Disseminating arthritis-appropriate, evidence-based interventions at low or no cost to employees at worksites;
  • Collaborating with the American Physical Therapy Association chapters and physical therapy clinics to disseminate the Walk With Ease program; and,
  • Developing tools to enhance the capacity of healthcare providers to counsel and refer patients with arthritis to arthritis appropriate evidence-based interventions.

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Visit the NACDD Action on Arthritis web page for information on monthly webinars and arthritis related resources. 

For links to recordings, presentations and summary documents from the May 2021 Arthritis National Grantee Meeting visit our Arthritis Grantee Meeting 2021 web page.

For additional information on the NACDD Arthritis Council, please visit the Council webpage.

NACDD Arthritis Program Resources

Walk With Ease

Walk With Ease in an Employer Setting

Walk With Ease Partner Resources

Walk With Ease Success Stories and Initiatives

Walk With Ease Technical Assistance Materials for Physical Therapy Practices, August 2019

Community Clinical Linkages Webinar Series

First Webinar – June 2, 2020, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Strategies for increasing provider physical activity counseling and referrals for patients with arthritis and lupus. Recording HERE.  ​

  • Presentation by Elizabeth A. Joy, MD, MPH, FACSM, FAMSSM, Senior Medical Director for Wellness and Nutrition at Intermountain Healthcare in Salt Lake City, UT, HERE.
  • Exercise is Medicine® Rx for Health series which includes handouts for health care providers and exercise professionals to support physical activity recommendations to patients/clients, HERE.
  • Webinar Summary and Resource

Second Webinar – July 22, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET. Using patient portals and medical health records as a tool for enhancing patient experience and influencing patient’s ability for arthritis and lupus self-management practices. Recording HERE. ​

Third Webinar – August 25, 2020, 1:30-2:30 PM ET. Evidence-based registries: Tools and resources to identify local evidence-based practices, providers, and resources in communities. Recording HERE.

Fourth Webinar – October 6, 2020, 2:00-3:00 PM ET. Community Clinical Linkages Project Peer to Peer Sharing Webinar. Recording HERE.

Fifth Webinar – January 27, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM ET. Community Clinical Linkages Project Peer to Peer Sharing Webinar. Recording HERE.

Sixth Webinar – February 24, 2021, 1:30-2:30 PM ET. Community Clinical Linkages Project Peer to Peer Sharing Webinar. Recording HERE.

For additional information on the CCL webinars, or to register, please contact

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