ENACT Mission Statement

Our mission is to enhance the lives of people with arthritis and other rheumatic conditions such as lupus, fibromyalgia and scleroderma through research, training and community-based activities.  ENACT strives to change the paradigm for arthritis research and intervention from a focus on disease and limitation to a focus that emphasizes active living and participation.
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  • Deliver effective, evidence-based programs to the community.
  • Train the next generation of clinicians and research scholars.
  • Develop and test innovative interventions that promote active living and participation in home, community and work roles.

“The ENACT project is a tribute to Dr. Keysor and her colleagues and a boon for arthritis stakeholders —from people living with arthritis, to students who want to help people stay active with arthritis, to disability and rehabilitation researchers.”

Judith Levine, Chief Public Health Officer, Arthritis Foundation New England Region