Tools For Partners
CDC’s Arthritis Program works with many partners to help increase education, awareness, and research about arthritis and improve arthritis management and quality of life. In this section, our partners can find tools and information for growing state and national arthritis programs, promoting interventions, and managing cooperative agreements.
CDC-Recommended Intervention Programs
CDC’s Arthritis Program recommends evidence-based physical activity and self-management education intervention programs that are proven to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis. These community-based programs are available in English and Spanish. Evidence-Based Intervention Programs.
Marketing Tools to Promote Intervention 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.
- The 1.2.3 Approach to Provider Outreach.
- Marketing Self-Management Education Through Ambassador Outreach.
- Self-Management Education Issue Briefs.
- ASMP/CDSMP Meta-Analysis Executive Summary.
- Compendium of Arthritis-Appropriate Interventions.
- Arthritis Intervention Program Referral Materials and Fact Sheets for Physical Therapists and their Patients.
Evaluation and Planning
CDC has developed several resources that can be used by public health professionals to plan or evaluate public health programs addressing arthritis or other health topics.
Data and Surveillance
CDC routinely monitors and reports on arthritis data trends and topics.
- Arthritis Data and Statistics.
Other CDC Resources
CDC has developed trainings for public health professionals on a variety of public health topics. These trainings can be applied to a variety of focus areas including and beyond arthritis.
- Public Health 101 Training Series.
- CDC Learning Connection.
- Office of Minority Health and Health Intern and Fellowship Programs.
- Training and Continuing Education Online.
Physical Activity Communications Campaigns
Media campaigns to promote health messages are useful in reaching broad segments of the population. CDC’s Arthritis Program recommends two communication campaigns to promote physical activity to relieve the pain and disability associated with arthritis.
Physical Activity. The Arthritis Pain Reliever is a health communications campaign promoting physical activity to Caucasians and African-Americans with arthritis aged 40 to 65 years.
Buenos días, artritis is a health communications campaign designed to reach Spanish-speaking Hispanics with arthritis aged 45 to 64 years.
Public Health Approach for Arthritis
CDC and partners have developed information briefs and reports to describe or guide public health activities addressing arthritis.
- CDC Arthritis At A Glance.
- A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis [PDF – 330MB]
- 10 Key Public Health Recommendations for Ostearthritis [PDF – 95KB]
- National Arthritis Action Plan (NAAP): A Public Health Strategy [PDF – 229KB]
Other Federal Resources
Funding and Grants Management
Prospective and current funded partners may find the following information useful in planning or managing CDC arthritis cooperative agreements.
Note: Contact information for the Grants Management Officer and Grants Management Specialist is located in the Notice of Award.
Other Federal Resources
CDC’s Arthritis Program Historical Documents
- DP16-1606: 2016–2021 Funding Opportunity Announcement.
- DP12-1210: 2012–2017 Funding Opportunity Announcement [doc – 358KB].
- Page last reviewed: August 23, 2017
- Page last updated: November 21, 2017
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