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Arthritis Online Courses

Two arthritis public health courses are available online through CDC TRAIN.  These courses are intended to teach people in the public health community about arthritis and to teach people working in the arthritis arena about public health.

Learn more about these online arthritis courses


The Arthritis Challenge: This self-study course offers information and tests your knowledge of arthritis-related basics, epidemiology, prevention, and treatment. It includes information about five focus areas and a pretest and posttest to assess your knowledge.

Arthritis: The Public Health Approach: This self-study course offers a unique way to learn about ways to address national and local health issues. Unlike the medical model approach, which deals with the doctor-patient relationship, the public health approach deals with the community as a whole. Public health interventions are community-focused, population-based interventions that seek to prevent a disease or condition or limit death or disability from a disease or condition.


Learn more about CDC TRAIN


CDC TRAIN is a free learning resource for public health professionals from the Public Health Foundation. It is available to people across the public health community, including public health practitioners, health care professionals, laboratorians, epidemiologists, veterinarians, first responders, educators, and students.

On the CDC TRAIN Web site, you can create an account or login in to enroll in the arthritis courses, take a pretest and posttest, and get a certificate of completion. After you log into the site, enter the name of the course in the search tab and follow the prompts. Once you have an account, you will have access to thousands of other continuing education courses.

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