Arthritis media kit : educate the public on America's most common chronic illness
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Arthritis media kit : educate the public on America's most common chronic illness

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      Arthritis is the most common cause of disability in the United States. Despite this, arthritis often takes a back seat to other chronic diseases both in treatment and in public awareness. The information included in this packet is designed to help you gain a better understanding of arthritis as a chronic disease and its impact throughout the United States.

      The CDC Arthritis program is working to improve quality of life for the 52.5 million American adults affected by arthritis. Our vision is a world where people with arthritis live the fullest life possible, with the ability to pursue valued life activities with minimal pain.

      While working to accomplish these goals at the CDC, we also want to serve as a resource to you and other members of the media. A portion of your audience is undoubtedly living with arthritis and searching for self-management advice, physical activity recommendations, and other lifestyle tips. This packet, along with additional information from the CDC website (, can help you provide accurate, timely, and beneficial information to improve the lives of millions of Americans living with this chronic disease.

      This packet includes:

      • Arthritis Fast Facts

      • CDC Arthritis Program’s Five Key Takeaways

      • Why Your Audience Will Care

      • Contact Information

      • Infographics

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