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About the Arthritis Council

Read below to familiarize yourself with the purpose of the Arthritis Council.


The Purpose of the Arthritis Council is to:

1. Represent the needs of those with Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions, through the state Arthritis Programs, to the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors.

2. Link state/territorial/tribal program directors/coordinators, and others in a national forum to act collectively in the promotion of Arthritis Health.

3. Exchange ideas, strategies, materials, and policies and procedures to improve and enhance comprehensive public health programs/policies for Arthritis diseases and their risk factors.

4. Advocate for legislation, policies and programs to reduce the burden of Arthritis diseases and their risk factors.

5. Provide comments and recommendations to federal agencies and the membership on issues for which comment has been solicited or for which the Council feels comments are required.

6. Provide leadership and develop partnerships with affiliates, private and public associations and industry to catalyze promotion of Arthritis Health.

Arthritis Council Operating Guidelines (11/09)