Lifestyle Management Programs for Arthritis

CDC-Recommended and Promising Programs

The CDC Arthritis Program recommends evidence-based programs that are proven to improve the quality of life of people with arthritis. Recommended programs are those that have shown improvements in arthritis symptoms, such as pain or limitations in function, and that have some level of support for program oversight and organized, wide-scale delivery. Promising programs are programs with promising evaluation data and which are building the infrastructure to support program delivery across the country. Over time, CDC may elevate promising programs to a recommended status.

Learn about the programs that CDC currently recommends or considers promising.

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Community-based programs that teach participants to safely increase their physical activity to manage arthritis or other chronic conditions.

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Interactive workshops in the community that teach participants skills for managing arthritis or other chronic conditions.

Marketing Tools to Promote Lifestyle Management Programs

CDC and our partners created tools that can be used to promote physical activity and self-management education intervention programs to potential program participants or referrers. Tools currently available include