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  • COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

Happy Veterans Day

Arthritis Among VeteransVeterans Day will be celebrated this year on Wednesday, 11/11 and the OA Action Alliance would like to thank all the men and women who served in the U.S. Armed Forces. Arthritis is the second leading cause of discharge from the military, affecting one in three veterans. Post-traumatic arthritis develops in approximately half of all cases of traumatic joint injury. Research suggests that reasons for the increased prevalence of arthritis among military compared with non-military populations include stress placed on joints during military training activities, higher injury rates, and increased weight of military packs.

There are many community programs to help Veterans manage their joint pain and other chronic conditions. The National Council on Aging developed a tip sheet on Engaging Veterans in Evidence-Based Programs which shares several great strategies for reaching Veterans. Keep in mind that there is no wrong door to reaching out to Veterans – VFW, housing facilities for Veterans, Veterans service clubs, the American Legion, VA medical center or clinic, state Veterans homes, senior centers, churches, and other community-based organizations. As you develop an outreach plan, seek out and include Veterans as part of your exploratory committee. Think “outside of the box” to reach Veterans by using social media and partnering with organizations in your community that have a volunteer component since Veterans are committed to serving their community.

Through life you’re going to go through ups and downs but, at the end of the day, [those challenges are] just minor [compared] to what I was doing in the military and the people that I’ve met.

 

COVID-19 Resources for People with Arthritis

Managing OA during the COVID-19 Pandemic

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

Webinars

11/18 Lunch and Learn

 

CCCR Speaker Series

 

2020 OACS Online Conference

Resources for OA Researchers

Click the button below to access our regularly updated list of Events and Conferences, Funding Opportunities, Webinars, and Announcements related to Osteoarthritis research. Remember to bookmark this website!

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