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A National public health agenda for osteoarthritis
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    Arthritis Foundation ; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (U.S.) ; National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (U.S.), Division of Adult and Community Health.
  • Description:
    Executive summary -- I. A Compelling need -- II. The Strategic response -- III. Blueprint for action -- IV. Forging ahead -- V. The Research horizon

    "A National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis sets the stage for a collaborative and focused initiative to achieve three overall goals over the next three to five years: Ensure the availability of evidence-based intervention strategies--such as self management education, physical activity, injury prevention, and weight management and healthy nutrition--to all Americans with OA; Establish supportive policies, communication initiatives and strategic alliances for OA prevention and management; Initiate needed research to better understand the burden of OA, its risk factors and effective strategies for intervention." - p. 1

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