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Kansas Healthcare Collaborative is partnering with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment’s Bureau of Health Promotion to implement clinical strategies for management of arthritis.

Nearly 60 million adults are diagnosed with arthritis that is 1 in 4 adults that have an arthritic condition (arthritis.org/about-arthritis).  There are over 100 types of arthritis, and it affects people of all ages and demographics. Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. and it is not a disease of aging even though it may be seen in more older people. It is more common in women than men.  (https://www.arthritis.org/health-wellness/about-arthritis/understanding-arthritis/what-is-arthritis) Physical activity can improve pain, function, mood and overall quality of life for patients living with arthritis. (https://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/physical-activity/index.html?CDC_AA_refVal=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.cdc.gov%2Farthritis%2Fbasics%2Fphysical-activity-overview.html)
Recruit providers/clinics to implement CDC 1803 strategies related to counseling and referring patients with arthritis to physical activity.
Clinic Responsibility:
Responsibility of the clinic for this project include the following:
  1. Identify patients 18 years and older with diagnosis of arthritis.
  2. Counsel patients on benefits of physical activity for managing arthritis pain.
  3. Refer patients to physical activity.
  4. Track the number of patients identified with arthritis, number counseled, number referred to physical activity, and number of patients participating in physical activity.
If you are interested in joining this program or would like more information, email Mandy Johnson at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..