Tools for People with Arthritis

Learning Nook:

Arthritis Foundation Resources:

  • Arthritis Foundation Chapters – Find your local chapter of the Arthritis Foundation (español)
  • Walk with Ease program – This evidence-based walking program is low cost and adaptable to individual or group settings
  • Brochures – The Arthritis Foundation has a great library of resources about various rheumatic conditions and realities of daily living.  Many are free
  • Tools and Resources – The AF’s own tools section is vast and full of useful information for living with arthritis, including resources for exercising, strategies for dealing with pain and fatigue, medication management, and more (español)

External Resources:

  • Get Active!- Physical activity resources for patients and practitioners, compiled by ENACT’s team of arthritis professionals
  • OA Action Alliance Resource Library – The Osteoarthritis Action Alliance is a coalition of leading research and consumer organizations concerned with arthritis prevention and management, including ENACT.  You can count on OAAA’s Resource Library to be evidence-based and current
  • American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Patient Resource – ACR is the leading rheumatologist organization.  Their “I Am a Patient/Caregiver” resource page is a good place to start for the most current medical perspective on arthritis management, or for help finding a rheumatologist.

Local Resources:

  • Local Resources– Information about arthritis exercise groups in Eastern Massachusetts

Expert’s Corner:

  • Learn more about national policy agendas with these reports, compiled by industry-leading organizations like the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Arthritis Foundation, and American College of Rheumatology

Interested in Research?:

  • ENACT Research Projects – Click here to learn more about ENACT’s research studies for people in the Massachusetts area
  • Arthritis Foundation Research – Click here to sign up for the Arthritis Foundation’s “Participate in Science” initiative
  • – This Cambridge, MA based online social networking site will connect you with research projects, such as, and with other people who share your condition across the country