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Outdoor exercise has been found to more positively impact mental health than indoor exercise.
Seattle Parks and Recreation

In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Park and Recreation Month 2022

Since 1985, America has celebrated July as the nation’s official Park and Recreation Month. Created by the National Recreation and Park Association (NRPA), Park and Recreation Month specifically highlights the essential and powerful role local park and recreation professionals play in building stronger, more vibrant and more resilient communities all across the country.

We rise up for parks and recreationThis July, we are bringing attention to how important it is to rise up and support the field of parks and recreation, because every day, park and recreation professionals rise up for their communities in service of equity, climate-readiness, and overall health and well-being. Parks are a great place for those with osteoarthritis (OA) to complete low-impact, moderate-intensity physical activity that includes aerobic, balance, and muscle-strengthening components.

The OA Action Alliance has a longstanding partnership with NRPA, and we hope you will join us in celebrating Park and Recreation Month 2022. NRPA encourages everyone that supports parks and recreation to share how it has impacted their lives with the hashtag #RiseUpJuly. For more information, visit

There is pleasure in the pathless woods, there is rapture in the lonely shore, there is society where none intrudes, by the deep sea, and music in its roar; I love not Man the less, but Nature more.
Lord Byron

DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Movement is Life logoMovement is Life seeks to decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women and racial/ethnic minorities by raising awareness of their impact on chronic disease management and quality of life. They produce a series of podcasts, the most recent discussing the topic, can telemedicine reduce rural and other health disparities?

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

  • Arthritis Foundation: Hit the pool to relieve joint pain (7/20/2022)
  • Healio: More than 75% of children with arthritis report pain that interferes with sleep and attention (7/15/2022)
  • The Joint Action has posted a new podcast on the topic “Is walking good for your knee osteoarthritis?” (7/17/2022)
  • American College of Sports Medicine: How to build a bike-friendly community (7/15/2022)
  • Arthritis Research Canada: Online decision aid improves decision making for knee replacement surgery and non-surgical options (7/14/2022)
  • PEW: Racial justice, pedestrian safety fuel jaywalking debate (7/14/2022)
  • Booming Encore: There are some great reasons to hire older workers (7/6/2022)
  • Healio: Black patients with serious illness receive worse pain management, poor communication (7/6/2022)
  • Arthritis Research Canada: The Summer edition of The Arthritis Newsletter has been released (7/5/2022)
  • Bariatric Times: Bariatric surgery-A therapist’s perspective as a patient (7/1/2022)
  • Future of Personal Health: Could your joint pain be osteoarthritis? (6/30/2022)



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Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

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