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A Wellness Guide: Arthritis in the Black Community

In This Issue

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

Safe and Reliable Lifestyle Management Programs for Adults with Arthritis

The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is proud to announce the completion of a CDC-funded evaluation to identify safe and reliable lifestyle management programs for adults with arthritis. This is the second year the OAAA has completed this process which evaluates community-based programs to determine if they may be classified as arthritis-appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBI). Safe and Reliable Lifestyle Management Programs for Adults with ArthritisUpon completion of this year’s evaluation, 4 New AAEBIs were added to the list of recognized programs, now totaling 22. The updated AAEBI webpage describes these lifestyle management programs in detail. AAEBIs help adults with arthritis exercise in a healthy and comfortable way, learn about arthritis and its development, and connect to a group of individuals from their community who share their everyday struggles with arthritis.

We would love to highlight our 4 New AAEBIs here, and say a quick congratulations to their developers and staff!

  1. Otago Exercise Program: The Otago Exercise Program (OEP) is an exercise program with the goal of improving strength, balance, and mobility. The program consists of 17 exercises that should be done 2-3 times a week, for 30-60 minutes. When participants are ready, they are also encouraged to complete a walking program 3 times a week for 30 minutes.
  2. Stay Active and Independent for Life (SAIL): Stay Active & Independent for Life (SAIL)  is a program built for adults 65 and older that helps to improve strength, balance, and fitness. SAIL Fitness Classes may be offered at senior centers, community centers, YMCAs, parks and recreation facilities, trauma centers, hospital community outreach centers, churches, indoor malls, and community colleges.
  3. Mailed Toolkit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions: The Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Conditions is a mailed program based on the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program, or CDSMP. Each tool kit includes a book, relaxation and exercise CDs, and tip sheets that cover topics such as techniques to deal with chronic disease problems, appropriate exercise, and more. It also includes a self-test that participants can use to decide how they should use the materials. It can be used by itself or with small group (3-5 people) weekly scripted phone calls.
  4. Mailed Toolkit for Active Living with Chronic Pain: The Tool Kit for Active Living with Chronic Pain is a mailed program based on the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program, or CDSMP. Each tool kit includes a book, relaxation and exercise CDs, and tip sheets that help to build participants’ confidence in their ability to manage their health and maintain active and fulfilling lives. It also includes a self-test that participants can use to decide how they should use the materials. It can be used by itself or with small group (3-5 people) weekly scripted phone calls.
Science is a way of life. Science is a perspective. Science is the process that takes us from confusion to understanding in a manner that’s precise, predictive and reliable – a transformation, for those lucky enough to experience it, that is empowering and emotional.
Brian Greene

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).

Cleveland ClinicCleveland Clinic’s Office of Diversity & Inclusion co-sponsors various events through the year on an annual basis. These events include:

Celebrate Sisterhood: The Office of Diversity & Inclusion supports Celebrate Sisterhood, a Cleveland Clinic Ob/Gyn & Women’s Health Institute program dedicated to educating, energizing and empowering women of color to embrace self-care.

Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Celebration: Ecumenical Prayer Service and Community Breakfast event co-sponsored event between the Office of Diversity & Inclusion and the Office Government & Community Relations.

Minority Men’s Health Fair: The Office of Diversity & Inclusion participates at the Minority Men’s Health Fair, which offers free preventative health screenings and physician advisements to address special health concerns of minority male populations.

Tu Familia, Su Salud; Your Family, Their Health: Dialogues: These health dialogues are sponsored by the Office of Diversity and Cleveland Clinic SALUD Hispanic/Latino Employee Resource Group in an effort to impact health engagement with our community with health topics of interest in the Hispanic community.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

 

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