May 13, 2022
This May we join President Joe Biden and the Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (ODPHP) to promote National Physical Fitness & Sports Month. In addition to keeping the general public moving, National Physical Fitness & Sports Month is also a good reminder to keep athletes safe when they get back on the field over the summer months.
April 29, 2022
An estimated 58.5 million adults in the U.S. are affected by some form of arthritis, which breaks down to about 23.7% of the population. As the number of older Americans continues to grow, and the rates of obesity and overweight increase, the number of people with arthritis-attributable activity limitations will only increase.
April 14, 2022
Are you a program developer looking for recognition of your Arthritis-Appropriate, Evidence-Based Intervention (AAEBI)? The 2022 Application Portal is now open and program developers may submit programs for evaluation by a panel of expert reviewers.
April 1, 2022
The past two years have shown us: Public health is critical. That’s why the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance is excited to be a part of this year’s National Public Health Week, celebrated next week from April 4-10.
March 18, 2022
OACareTools contains 21 NEW tools and resources for healthcare providers in primary care— physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical/occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers, fitness professionals—and their patients.
March 4, 2022
Unlike most other diseases, obesity is one that continues to be stigmatized, and those impacted struggle to receive any care in most cases, let alone adequate care. It’s time to change the way we care for obesity, and OCW2022 provides us the opportunity to demand change.
February 18, 2022
The Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance collaborated with Pfizer to update and expand OACareTools, an online toolkit with materials for people with OA.
February 4, 2022
The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) is focused on supporting people living with OA. One of the ways we do this is by offering information about safe and reliable lifestyle management programs for people with arthritis.
January 21, 2022
Did you know that your joint pain and your weight may be connected? In terms of osteoarthritis, the most common type of arthritis, managing your weight with a healthy diet and physical activity can help you reduce your joint pain. For every 1 pound of weight loss, there is 4 pounds of relief on your knees. Losing 15 pounds can cut knee pain in half!
January 7, 2022
Even though there is no cure for osteoarthritis (OA), there are many options to help you manage OA pain. The question is which options are evidence-based and which are questionable treatments? Fortunately, the OA Action Alliance has created a webpage to help you make this determination.