Julie Keysor Elected Chair of Osteoarthritis Action Alliance Workgroup

in News Feed, Winter 2014 Newsletter
February 26th, 2014

Congratulations Julie Keysor, PT, PhD, for being elected as the Chair of the Physical Activity Work Group of the Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance.

The OA Action Alliance plays a unique role as a coalition of key organizations focused on OA.  Member organizations include leaders in arthritis advocacy and research, including the Arthritis Foundation and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  In its mission statement, the OA Action Alliance commits to “elevating OA as a national health priority and promoting effective policy solutions that aim to address the individual and national toll of OA.”  Through its work with the public health community, the OA Action Alliance helps to link people with OA to effective and proven interventions.

In particular, the Physical Activity Work Group promotes low impact, moderate intensity aerobic physical activities for adults living with OA. The work group’s initial goals are to identify and disseminate evidence-based physical activity programs that could foster physical activity adherence among people with arthritis.  Follow the activities of the OA Action Alliance, or better yet, join the coalition and help make a physically active lifestyle a reality for millions of Americans.

 

Story by Ammarah Usmani

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