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OACareTools

Welcome to OACareTools. This toolkit aims to support healthcare providers, employers, and adults in reducing the burden of osteoarthritis, a painful and costly disease. OACareTools contains infographics, videos, and handouts on topics related to preventing and managing osteoarthritis (OA). OAAA collaborated with Pfizer in the development of these resources. The information provided in these resources is for educational purposes only and is not intended to replace discussions with a healthcare provider.

OA, the most common form of arthritis, is a serious disease affecting 1 in 7 U.S. adults.1 OA can cause pain, stiffness, and swelling, which may limit mobility and function and interfere with daily activities and work tasks.

The personal and economic burden of OA is significant, and the effects are felt by adults with OA, their families, employers, and communities. The good news is that there are strategies to help prevent and manage OA.

OACareTools contains a variety of tools and resources customized for three primary groups:

  • Healthcare providers in primary care, including physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, pharmacists, physical/occupational therapists, sports medicine professionals, athletic trainers, fitness professionals
  • Employer representatives such as business leaders, benefits/wellness consultants, human resource representatives, occupational health providers
  • Adults and employees with osteoarthritis

Click on the boxes below to view the resources for each audience.

*The OA Learning Modules were developed independently by the OAAA as part of separate funding from a Pfizer Independent Grant for Learning and Change.

REFERENCE

  1. United States Bone and Joint Initiative. The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States (BMUS). In Fourth ed. 2018.

 

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