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New Member Orientation

Getting Started

Orientation Guide for New Arthritis Program Staff

Meet the Arthritis Council leadership The Arthritis Council leadership consists of a Chair, Chair-elect, Past-chair, and two Members-at-Large. All of whom are elected annually by voting members of the council. There are also ex-officio members who are appointed by the Chair to serve on the Steering Committee.

Arthritis Council meeting schedules Get involved with General Member Calls, the Policy & Legislative Workgroup, and/or the Grantee Meeting Planning Workgroup.

Arthritis Council accomplishments A compilation of progress reports, tools, forms, and success stories related to state health departments arthritis activities. This can be found on the Arthritis Council webpage. Included there is a 2005 Comprehensive Site Visit Report and recommendations on the then state arthritis program components. This report provides today’s reader with insight into the history of the state arthritis programs.

Arthritis Council  Strategic Plan Our Strategic Plan is a multi-year plan that outlines the Council’s priority strategies  and closely aligns with the objectives of the NACDD strategic plan.


Schedule a welcome call with one of the Council members!



Partner Links

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention – Arthritis Program
New Arthritis Coordinator Essentials from the CDC

National Council on Aging

NCOA’s Center for Healthy Aging – Arthritis Council members may gain access to the members’ only site of this webpage, contact Mari Brick for details.

Arthritis Foundation


Stanford Patient Education Research Center

OA Action Alliance