Advocate Webinar Series

Every month, the Arthritis Foundation hosts a number of live webinars. Our Advocate Webinars are monthly 30-minute calls to dive a bit deeper into advocacy topics. You’ll hear from special guest speakers, experts, and Advocates like you.

Step Into Spring!
Our Advocate Webinar featured a lesson about the importance of federal Step Therapy Reform. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about how to share your story on behalf of people with arthritis.
An Advocate's Wishlist
In 2018, our advocacy community was essential to securing many victories for people with arthritis. Whether you engaged in a state legislative day, testified before decision makers, or even sent a letter through our Action Center, your actions made a difference. Join us as we reflect on what we accomplished together in 2018 and build our advocacy holiday wishlist as we move into the new year.
Rock & Enroll
Our October advocate webinar is focused on unlocking the secrets of your health plan. Watch the webinar to hear from experts like Heidi Barrett, arthritis patient, parent, & Platinum Ambassador from Washington, and Arthritis Foundation staff Nick Turkas and Vincent Pacileo. During the webinar, you'll learn about the enrollment deadlines, what to expect during open enrollment, and how to quickly find the resources you need in the Your Coverage, Your Care toolkit.
Uncovering the Secrets to Your Health Plan
It's open enrollment season and the Arthritis Foundation is here to help! Learn about tips and tricks for success during enrollment from experts like Kyle Romanat of Health Market Genius and the Arthritis Foundation's own Help and Support Director, Nick Turkas. During the webinar, you'll learn about what to expect during open enrollment, and how to quickly find the resources you need to rock and enroll this season.
Acting for Impact
Watch this recording of our August Acting with Impact webinar to take a deep dive into the Arthritis Foundation's Action Center and identify ways that you can maximize your impact online. We're excited to showcase the ways that you can get involved in as little as 5 minutes to share your story and make a difference.
10 Tips for Managing Arthritis Care Costs
Preparing for Open Enrollment this fall? Get started with this video increase your knowledge about health insurance, medical billing and financial tools.
Stronger Than JA Advocate Webinar
Juvenile Arthritis Awareness Month is dedicated to making everyone aware that kids get arthritis too! While a lot of progress has been made in treating it, there’s still a lot more to do to get to the bottom of this painful and debilitating disorder. This month, help spread awareness about the 300,000 kids nationwide who suffer from JA and celebrate their bravery, strength, and determination as mighty JA Warriors! Take action by watching the video of our #StrongerthanJA Advocate Webinar where we will discuss ways that you can #AdvocateforArthritis to help address pressing concerns for kids with JA.
Accumulators and You!
In this Advocate Webinar, we discuss a new policy many pharmacy benefit managers (PBMs) are using called accumulator adjustment programs, which could especially impact people in high deductible health plans. These are relatively new policies that some pharmacy benefit managers and insurers are using to change how patients meet their annual deductible. During the webinar, you will learn about our campaign to educate patients and arm them with the resources they need to navigate these new policies.
Sharing Your Story to Make a Difference
In this Advocate webinar, we highlighted how you can use the skills you have as Advocates to fundraise for a cure. Kelby Peachey, Chair of the National Walk to Cure Arthritis Committee and Platinum Ambassador joins us to provide her tips for building a strong advocacy and fundraising toolkit. We also introduce an opportunity to share your story on social media to help amplify the voice of our Platinum Ambassador Assembly attendees.
Stepping Toward Step Therapy Reform
HR 2077, the Restoring the Patient's Voice Act, was introduced by Representatives Brad Wenstrup (R-OH) and Raul Ruiz (D-CA) to reform step therapy. The bill protects patients by establishing a clear and expedited exceptions process to minimize patient burden and avoid delays in care. Listen to learn more about the bill and how you can take action!
Advocate for What's Right

As an Arthritis Advocate, you’ll feel good about taking action to make health care more accessible. Help shift the policy and public perception that affects those living with arthritis.

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Volunteer Opportunities

The Arthritis Foundation is focused on finding a cure and championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing information, advocacy, science and community. We can only achieve these goals with your help. Strong, outspoken and engaged volunteers will help us conquer arthritis. By getting involved, you become a leader in our organization and help make a difference in the lives of millions. Join us and become a Champion of Yes.


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Live Yes! INSIGHTS


Give Just 10 Minutes.

Tell us what matters most to you. Change the future of arthritis.

By taking part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS assessment, you’ll be among those changing lives today and changing the future of arthritis, for yourself and for 54 million others. And all it takes is just 10 minutes.

Your shared experiences will help:

- Lead to more effective treatments and outcomes
- Develop programs to meet the needs of you and your community
- Shape a powerful agenda that fights for you

Now is the time to make your voice count, for yourself and the entire arthritis community. 

Currently this program is for the adult arthritis community.  Since the needs of the juvenile arthritis (JA) community are unique, we are currently working with experts to develop a customized experience for JA families. 


How are you changing the future?

By sharing your experience, you’re showing decision-makers the realities of living with arthritis, paving the way for change. You’re helping break down barriers to care, inform research and create resources that make a difference in people’s lives, including your own.

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Meet Our Partners

As a partner, you will help the Arthritis Foundation provide life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections for people with arthritis, the nations leading cause of disability. Join us today and help lead the way as a Champion of Yes.

Trailblazer

Our Trailblazers are committed partners ready to lead the way, take action and fight for everyday victories. They contribute $2,000,000 to $2,749,000

Visionary

Our Visionary partners help us plan for a future that includes a cure for arthritis. These inspired and inventive champions have contributed $1,500,00 to $1,999,999.

Pioneer

Our Pioneers are always ready to explore and find new weapons in the fight against arthritis. They contribute $1,000,000 to $1,499,999.

Pacesetter

Our Pacesetters ensure that we can chart the course for a cure for those who live with arthritis. They contribute $500,000 to $999,000.

Signature

Our Signature partners make their mark by helping us identify new and meaningful resources for people with arthritis. They contribute $250,000 to $499,999.

Supporting

Our Supporting partners are active champions who provide encouragement and assistance to the arthritis community. They contribute $100,000 to $249,999.

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