• StandUp2OA – Volume 4, Issue 8

    April 13, 2018

    Featured this week Our Honorary Co-Chairs Lennie and Dianne Rosenbluth Share Celebrating our Friends and Celebrating with our Friends A few weeks ago, we travelled to New York City for the ACC Men’s Basketball  Tournament. Every year, at this time we sit by the window at our favorite pizza place on 8thAvenue … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 7

    March 30, 2018

    Featured this week National Public Health Week 2018: Adding Osteoarthritis to the Conversation Next week, April 2-8, 2018, is National Public Health Week! This year’s theme is Healthiest Nation 2030: Changing our Future Together. At the OAAA, this theme resonates with us. By 2030, a projected 72 million people will … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 6

    March 16, 2018

    Featured this week Resources for Patients: The OA Action Alliance is now on HealthUnlocked At the OA Action Alliance, one of our goals is to provide patients with up-to-date information and resources to help manage osteoarthritis. These can include access to physical activity programs like Walk with Ease, as well as educational … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 5

    March 2, 2018

    Featured this week NEW Infographic: Arthritis and Physical Activity Physical activity is a first-line treatment for arthritis; yet many adults with arthritis do not engage in sufficient physical activity. A new infographic from the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance and the American Council on Exercise identifies major benefits to exercise for adults … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 4

    February 16, 2018

    Featured this week Arthritis Advocacy: New Data on Costs of Arthritis Spur Advocates to Action New CDC data published recently in Arthritis Care and Research found that in 2013, arthritis-attributable medical care costs and earnings losses among adults with arthritis were $303.5 billion or 1% of the 2013 US Gross Domestic … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 3

    February 2, 2018

    Featured this week Congrats new Walk with Ease Grantees! Resources for Community Organizations Offering the Walk with Ease Program  We’re so excited to be working with our new 2018 Walk with Ease Mini-Grant recipients! These organizations  will be expanding dissemination and delivery of Walk With Ease (WWE) through innovative programming that reaches a diverse … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 2

    January 19, 2018

    Featured this week Physical Activity: Winter 2018 Edition (or…How do I Exercise when its Freezing Outside?!?)  The OA Action Alliance’s hometown of Chapel Hill, North Carolina got 8 inches of snow this week – now, some of you northerners may think that’s nothing, but in North Carolina that mean s we’re all snowed … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 4, Issue 1

    January 5, 2018

    Featured this week  Join our Team in 2018: Help us Reach 1 Billion Steps! Happy New Year! From all of us at the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, we’re ringing in the New Year right – by getting up on our feet and MOVING! And better yet – we want you to … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 3, Issue 25

    December 15, 2017

    Featured this week The Prevention and Public Health Fund: What does it do for people with osteoarthritis? With Congress headed toward a final vote on sweeping tax legislation, The American Public Health Association (APHA) and others have expressed major concerns that the legislation will lead to automatic deep cuts to … Continued

  • Biweekly Digest – Volume 3, Issue 24

    December 1, 2017

    Featured this week Osteoarthritis & Opioids: Minimizing Risk while Managing Pain The use of opioids for pain management more than doubled in the decade between 2001-2003 and 2011-2013. Among people with osteoarthritis (OA), a study earlier this year found that 17% were prescribed an opioid for OA pain management. Prescription patterns show wide … Continued