Tools For Partners

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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. Lifestyle Management Programs for Arthritis.

Marketing Tools to Promote Intervention Programs
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.

CDC Trainings

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.

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
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.

CDC Resources

Other Federal Resources

CDC’s Arthritis Program Historical Documents