ARTHRITIS FOUNDATION, HEARTLAND REGION, NEBRASKA
About the Arthritis Foundation, Heartland Region, Nebraska
Leading the fight for the arthritis community, the Arthritis Foundation helps conquer everyday battles through life-changing information and resources, access to optimal care, advancements in science and community connections.
Programs & Services Offered
Referrals and toll-free Helpline: 1-844-571-4357 (HELP)
State- and federal-level advocacy to help keep medications accessible and affordable
National JA Conference and local Family Days provide tools and information to JA families; scholarships available.
Camp Spirit available for children with juvenile arthritis and their siblings; scholarships provided.
Online support group
Better Living Toolkits are available free for adults with arthritis and include a variety of resources and tools to help individuals manage their arthritis in daily life.
JA Power Packs are available free for families that have a child with arthritis and include a variety of resources and tools to help individuals manage their arthritis in daily life.
Annual LYYRA event is free to those with Rheumatoid Arthritis, held in September 2018 in Omaha and held in Lincoln at the Arthritis Center in April 2019.
Did You Know
Approximately 345,000 Nebraskans are living with arthritis, and 2,000 of them are children.
1 in 5 adults has arthritis, and 1 in 250 children has arthritis.
23 million people with arthritis are limited in their ability to do daily activities, such as standing, bending, walking and climbing stairs.
Two-thirds of people with arthritis are under age 65.
Arthritis is more common in women than men.
One in four veterans lives with arthritis.
Among adults with arthritis, nearly half (47 percent) have at least one other disease or condition, such as heart disease, diabetes, high blood pressure, kidney disease, obesity, anxiety, depression, etc.
Arthritis and other non-traumatic joint disorders are among the five most costly conditions among adults.
Arthritis and related conditions account for $156 billion annually in lost wages and medical expenses, 44 million outpatient visits, and nearly 1 million hospitalizations.
By the year 2030, an estimated 67 million people are expected to have doctor-diagnosed arthritis
You Can Help
$10 provides a free Better Living Toolkit to a person with arthritis. The kit includes a variety of resources and tools to help individuals manage their arthritis in daily life.
$23 helps support a JA family.
$50 provides a free JA Power Pack to a child with juvenile arthritis, which includes a special teddy bear that can be heated or chilled, and a resource book for parents.
$500 provides a full scholarship to Camp Spirit for a child with juvenile arthritis.
Dollars at Work
6,000 people received referrals.
Four families attended the National JA Conference.
More than 60 people attended Family Days.
About 30 kids attended Camp Spirit.
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