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There is no cure for arthritis. Therefore, it is important to consider benefits plans, workplace policies, and safety and wellness initiatives that may help workers manage their health, including musculoskeletal conditions.
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In This Issue

  • DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA
  • Osteoarthritis in the Media
  • Webinars
  • Resources for OA Researchers

National Safety Month

With summer upon us and new record high temperatures starting to feel like the norm, now is a great time to review some safety tips. Here are a few ways you can observe National Safety Month.

Walk With EaseStay safe outdoorsWalking can be particularly beneficial to those with osteoarthritis (OA), but remember to stay safe in the sun and heat. This includes drinking plenty of fluids, wearing appropriate clothing and sunscreen, adjusting to your surroundings, pacing yourself, and taking appropriate breaks.

Stay safe at work: An aging workforce and the rise of sedentary work and lifestyle means that some workers are at higher risk for work-related musculoskeletal disorders, including arthritis. For employees with OA, Hierarchy of Controls Applied to NIOSH Total Worker HealthOA pain can result in missed days of work (absenteeism) and less productivity while at work (presenteeism). What can employers do? The safety and health of your workforce can be improved by prioritizing efforts around the Hierarchy of Controls Applied to NIOSH Total Worker Health®.

Stay safe while training: Sports injuries, like ACL injuries, can sideline a young athlete for months or even end a career. Remain in the GameRemain in the Game: A Joint Effort is an injury prevention training program designed to help coaches and athletic trainers educate and train athletes with exercises that increase a player’s strength, balance, and flexibility to reduce sports injuries and improve performance. Subscribe today for this free program!!

Your own safety is at stake when your neighbor’s wall is ablaze.
Horace

 

Lennie and Dianne Rosenbluth

The OAAA Remembers Honorary Co-Chair, Lennie Rosenbluth

Lennie Rosenbluth, who died on June 18 at age 89, was a stand-out figure leaving an indelible mark first on Carolina men’s basketball, leading the 1956-57 team to a perfect season and setting its course as a national championship-level program. In 2016, Lennie joined the OA Action Alliance as its Honorary Co-Chair, along with wife Dianne, lending voice and positivity for those with OA.

Those who knew Lennie knew that he was a gentle giant, inspirational, accomplished, and always kind. We are grateful for the stories he shared and his positive words of encouragement: “Don’t ever let arthritis get you down and continue to find ways to have fun! Because in life, as with basketball, having a positive attitude and making sure you have fun makes a tremendous difference.”

DEI Efforts of the 140+ Member Organizations of the OAAA

In each newsletter, we will feature an OAAA member organization’s efforts in the area of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI).

Urban Poling logoFocused on increasing mobility for every age, ability and fitness level. Through their education programs and uniquely designed poles, their mission is to help people realize that their full potential is not only achievable but also sustainable, by doing exactly what their body was designed to do – move.

Osteoarthritis in the Media

The latest in news, policy, & practice on osteoarthritis

 

Webinars

7/20 Lunch & Learn

6/29 UNC CCCR Speaker Series

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!

Events, Funding, and More

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