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. Please visit their website for information.
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 avaiable for clinics through Arthritis Foundation local offices. Continuous mentee recruitment, online application for parents and teens for more details visit www.arthritis.org/ipeer2peer
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 you and your family 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 the patients and families you serve to order a JA Power Pack in one of the following ways:
Health Care Providers can request a tear-off pad of JA Power Pack order forms by contacting the Arthritis Foundation local office in your area.
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) (www.carragroup.org), 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.
The Arthritis Foundation has camps and family events across the country that provide kids and teens and their families the opportunity to network, learn and play with others in their local community. To learn more about how you can get involved, please contact your local Arthritis Foundation staff. Please refer patients to visit arthritis.org/jacampsfor more details. Teen retreat and family camps are offered in the fall throughout the country.