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Getting at least 150 minutes of moderate level physical activity per week is the first step to a healthier lifestyle and reducing your knee pain.
-Arthritis Research Canada

In This Issue

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

Equitable Physical Activity

Every child and adult should have the opportunity to be physically active in everyday life. However, our policies and community designs put regular physical activity out of reach for many Americans—especially people with lower incomes, people with disabilities, people of color, and people who live in rural areas. Building support for policies and programs that expand access to physical activity starts with framing the conversation in a way that exposes the inequities and makes the case for structural solutions.

Framing Guidance: Equitable Physical ActivityThe FrameWorks Institute and Physical Activity Alliance (an OA Action Alliance member organization) recently published a toolkit entitled Framing Guidance: Equitable Physical Activity to offer framing guidance on how to center equity in conversations about physical activity. This toolkit includes:

  • A brief summary of the disparities that exist in physical activity access and outcomes;
  • Framing recommendations in the form of “dos and don’ts;
  • Narrative templates that build toward various solutions to inequities in physical activity.

The cultural barriers to change are deep, and while public thinking about physical activity won’t change overnight, a shared framing strategy coupled with a coordinated advocacy effort will help ensure that everyone has the opportunity to get active.
Access the toolkit here: bit.ly/3pSrOJ8

Public health is a powerful tool to level that playing field, to bend the arc of our country away from distrust and disparities and back towards equity and justice.
Leana S. Wen

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).

Physical Activity Alliance logoWhile engagement in physical activity is crucial to the health and well-being of all people, opportunities for physical activity are not equitably afforded to all. To assure equitable access to regular inclusion of physical activity for all people of all abilities in the US, the Physical Activity Alliance recommends policies that support:

  • Affordable, accessible, and adequate healthcare coverage;
  • Sufficient funding for sustained implementation of physical education and physical activity for all educational settings, including children in pre-school and grades K-12;
  • Community infrastructure conducive to safe, multi-modal mobility and connectivity;
  • Financial, physical and people resources to sustain a thriving community;
  • Adequate and safe housing;
  • A focus on decreasing and eliminating health disparities.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

 

Webinars

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2022 National Caucus Addressing Musculoskeletal Health Disparities

Resources for OA Researchers

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