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Our Public Education Programs
Experts in Arthritis (EIA) is a free public education seminar for people with arthritis and people who care about them. The program offers people with arthritis the opportunity to be informed about current scientific evidence and management strategies in the treatment and care of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, and juvenile arthritis (other forms of arthritis can be incorporated, based on need).
An annual global event, Bone and Joint Action Week is held October 12-20 with activities focused on disorders including arthritis, back pain, osteoporosis and trauma. The events and projects organized by individuals and organizations worldwide are designed to raise awareness of prevention, disease management and treatments as well as advances in a number of areas.
PB&J (Protect Your Bones and Joints) is an educational program aimed at improving the knowledge of teens and young adults about musculoskeletal disorders and to encourage them to learn about prevention activities. Musculoskeletal disorders, such as arthritis, osteoporosis, sports and road related trauma, are among the most common conditions and reasons for visiting a healthcare professional. They can lead to time away from school, and chronic pain and disability later in life. Many of these conditions can be prevented, and measures taken to lessen the chance of occurrence. Raising awareness of these conditions in young people may allow them to live healthier, happier lives and to combat one of the largest public health problems in the United States.