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A Public Health Framework for CDC-State Arthritis Prevention Programs

  • Target Population: Persons affected by arthritis.
  • Arthritis: Diagnosed arthritis, symptoms of arthritis or chronic joint symptom.
  • Overall Program Goal: Increase quality of life among persons with arthritis.

Immediate Effects:


  • Awareness of the signs, symptoms, and management options of/for arthritis.
  • Awareness of the need for early diagnosis and appropriate management.
  • Inclusion of self management as part of routine medical care for arthritis.
  • Participation in self management programs among persons with arthritis.

Short Term Goals:

  • Increase early diagnosis and appropriate management.
  • Improve/increase self management attitudes and behaviors among persons with arthritis.

Long Term Goals:

  • Decrease pain and disability among persons with arthritis.
  • Improve physical, psychosocial and work function among persons with arthritis.

Framework Logic Model

The pubic health framework for growing state arthritis programs includes multiple resources and activities. State and local public health capacity is supported by funding from the state, CDC, and other sources. A central component of state capacity is trained staff and internal and external partnerships which all contribute to the development and implementation of the state plan. Key activities in the state plan pertain to conducting surveillance and implementing evidence based interventions. The evidence based intervention are designed to first achieve immediate events that lead to the eventual achievement of short term and long term program goals. Evaluation supports all activities in the public health framework.

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