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Community-based programs, recommendations, and resources to address Osteoarthritis.

Below are resources to help community organizations select and implement evidence-based Arthritis Lifestyle Management Programs.

Please click the various “tabs” below to access each category of information.

And, remember to check out the *NEW* WWE Toolkit in the first tab below.


Click HERE or on the image to the right to check out the Walk With Ease Toolkit.  This resource was developed to help organizations who are interested in adopting and implementing the Arthritis Foundation’s evidence-based Walk With Ease program.  Many of the resources that are included in the tabs on this page, are also included throughout the toolkit.

 

Making The Case for Arthritis Programs

These resources from the CDC, the Arthritis Foundation, and more provide a rationale for implementation, demonstrating the numerous benefits of arthritis programs.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Evidence-Based Community Programs

There are several evidence-based community arthritis programs that have been implemented in various ways.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Implementing Programs

These resources provide numerous methods of implementation of a variety of arthritis programs.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Marketing Programs

These resources provide various methods of marketing arthritis programs.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Evaluating Programs

These resources provide various methods of evaluating arthritis programs.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Community Strategies Beyond Programming

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Self-Directed WWE Resources

The following resources are those that are specific to the Self-Directed Walk With Ease program.  These are duplicated in other sections of this Resource Library, but we want to cull them all into one place for ease of access.

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Additional Resources from Our Partners

AF= Arthritis Foundation
APTA = American Physical Therapy Association
CDC = Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
DHHS= Department of Health and Human Services
EBLC=Evidence Based Leadership Council
HSS= Hospital for Special Surgery
NCOA= National Council on Aging
NACDD= National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
NPAPA= National Physical Activity Plan Alliance
NRPA= National Recreation and Parks Association
*= Resources provided by 2017 WWE Mini-Grantees

Updated April 28, 2020