Skip to main content

Osteoarthritis community intervention programs recommendations and guidelines.

Below are resources for community organizations to help implement Arthritis Appropriate Evidence-Based Interventions (AAEBIs).


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