Our Mission

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.



  • 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.


Arthritis and related rheumatic conditions affects the quality of life of nearly a quarter of the U.S. population. There is a critical need for effective interventions aimed at helping people with arthritis remain active and participate in work and community activities.”

– Julie Keysor, Director ENACT