The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance is committed to providing members and all interested parties with resources to assist with osteoarthritis prevention and control efforts.

Resources include statistics on the OA burden, background information on osteoarthritis and arthritis, and solutions for managing OA and arthritis.

Resources from the OA Action Alliance:

Learn about osteoarthritis in a 1- or 2-page information brief:

Most of these briefs are also featured in the Walk with a Doc program online Walk Topics library under “Arthritis.” Walk leaders can download these briefs to share with their walkers. Learn more here!

Injury Prevention

Preventing ACL Injuries and Improving Performance

The OA Action Alliance with the aid and leadership of the National Athletic Trainers’ Association has created flyers to educate professional sport organizations as well as individuals in the community (student athletes, parents) in the importance of preventing ACL injury. The flyer includes exercises that can be incorporated into a preventive training program to prevent ACL injury and improve the performance of athletes.

For Professional Sports Organizations
For Student Athletes, Parents and Sports Enthusiasts
Consensus Opinion for Best Practice Features of Lower Limb Injury Prevention Programs (LLIPP) 

Physical Activity

  • Physical Activity Implementation Guide – Guiding 6 key public sectors to encourage and improve access to physical activity for adults with arthritis through effective environmental and policy strategies.

Weight Management


Educational materials for people with joint pain and excess weight

The OA Action Alliance has created pamphlets to assist individuals affected by excess weight and who are experiencing joint pain or have been diagnosed with arthritis to take action steps to improve their joint pain. These pamphlets detail how excessive weight affects joint pain/arthritis, the benefits of losing weight on joint pain/arthritis, and how to make healthy lifestyle changes. They are available in color and black and white for lower printing costs and at different sizes for easy reading.

Can My Weight Make My Joint Pain Worse

Weight Gain and Joint Pain


Resources from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention:

Resources from the Arthritis Foundation:

Resources from the National Institutes of Health, National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases: