The Arthritis Foundation has been a steadfast supporter of CARRA since its inception and is a major partner in support of our research to improve outcomes for children with rheumatic diseases.
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In 2020, the Arthritis Foundation will be hosting the National JA Conference in one location and having a family reunion. This format will give families the opportunity to meet up again with friends they have met at past conferences and welcome new friends. The National JA Conference will be held in Orlando, FL from July 23 – 26, 2020. Travel award application is open and registration will open January 14, 2020.
The Arthritis Foundation is proud to offer a college scholarship opportunity. The Arthritis Champions Scholarship is awarded annually to deserving students with arthritis or a related rheumatic disease who impact the arthritis community, serving as positive role models and leaders; and live their best life, empowering others to do the same.
Arthritis Foundation Live Yes! Connect Groups provide support for parents with children living with juvenile arthritis and other childhood rheumatic disease! These groups are part of an expanding range of Arthritis Foundation resources that provides personalized help & support to parents who have a child/teen with a childhood rheumatic disease. The Live Yes! Connect Groups for JA Parents offers connection, education, and empowerment.
The Arthritis Foundation offers the iPeer2Peer mentorship program in partnership with iOUCH (improving Outcomes in Child Health through Technology) research team at the Hospital for Sick Children in Ontario, Canada. The goal of this program is to help and support teens (13 - 17) with juvenile arthritis (JA) or related childhood rheumatic diseases by connecting them with a trained young adult mentor who shares similar experiences growing up with JA or related childhood rheumatic diseases. Marketing materials available for clinics through Arthritis Foundation local offices. Continuous mentee recruitment, online application for parents and teens for more details visit
The Arthritis Foundation’s JA Power Pack is a toolkit with useful information and tools to assist newly-diagnosed children and teens, as well as their parents. These resources were designed to give your patients and their families the power to make living with JA easier. Knowing what to expect and how to deal with it is the key to better living with JA. Please encourage your patients and families you serve to order a JA Power Pack in one of the following ways:
The Arthritis Foundation is the Champion of Yes. We exist to conquer arthritis and other childhood rheumatic diseases. We’ve been meeting the unique and urgent needs of families for 70 years. Working closely with such great research partners as the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA), we’re investing millions of dollars in outreach and collaborative research that advances prevention, care and a cure for kids and teens with rheumatic diseases. Our tools and resources help more children say Yes to making life better.