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Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis

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Canadian employers, working with their private health insurers, are increasingly looking for ways to promote patient-focused prevention, treatment and management of arthritis as part of a health and wellness program for employees. To recognize these best arthritis practices, Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) announces the second annual search for Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis.

Categorizing companies by size (small, medium and large), ACE analyzes company practices and programs compared to other candidate companies based on criteria such as arthritis literacy, physical workplace adaptability, flexible hours and extended health benefit plans.

To determine if your company is eligible for Canada’s Best Workplaces for Employees Living with Arthritis program, please visit: jointhealth.org.

World Autoimmune Arthritis Day – Race is on!

 

WAAD2015 LogoJoin the “virtual” race to increase pubic awareness of autoimmune arthritis

May 20 is World Autoimmune Arthritis Day. The International Foundation for Autoimmune Arthritis established this commemorative date back in 2012. The virtual event unites dozen of nonprofits, advocates, and experts from around the world to provide educational and awareness information to patients, their supporters, and the general public.

In the past, the event was organized as an online convention. This year, participants and partner organizations will participate in a virtual global race where they will visit social media and organizational websites, join live “detours” (webinars and web chats), and access community resource and raise awareness for autoimmune arthritis. During the Call to Action LIVE Awareness “Crowd Rallies” program, participants can join the Autoimmune Sing-a-Long Detour or submit a video contest on the topic of “raising your glass to raise awareness about autoimmune arthritis. Continue reading

JointHealth™ webinaire – faits PBU: Le 8 Juin 2015

Aujourd’hui, les produits biologiques ultérieurs (PBU) sont au cœur de l’actualité en soins de santé. Une nouvelle catégorie de médicaments fait son entrée sur le marché canadien et les consommateurs et patients atteints de formes autoimmunes d’arthrite et autres maladies affectant le système immunitaire doivent absolument en apprendre plus sur le sujet, auprès de sources d’information fiables.

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Le comité ACE (Arthritis Consumer Experts) et le groupe de programmes d’éducation JointHealth™ sont ravis de vous offrir cette présentation des faits sur les PBU, par un éminent rhumatologue:

Dr Michel Zummer

Chef, Rhumatologie, CH Maisonneuve-Rosemont

Professeur agrégé, Université de Montréal

Pour vous inscrire au webinaire « Faits PBU », veuillez remplir le formulaire. Remplissez tous les champs marqués d’un * et cliquez sur « soumettre ».

Vous recevrez deux courriels de rappel à mesure que la date de diffusion du webinaire approche.

Merci de votre inscription au webinaire ACE sur les « Faits PBU ».

JointHealth™ webinar – SEB facts: June 8, 2015

Subsequent entry biologics (SEBs) are a “hot topic” in health care today. They are a new class of medications entering the Canadian marketplace and consumers and patients living with autoimmune forms of arthritis and other diseases affecting the immune system need to learn about them from credible sources.SEB facts slide image

Arthritis Consumer Experts and the JointHealth™ family of education programs is pleased to offer you the latest facts on SEBs from leading patient educator and advocate:

Ms. Cheryl Koehn

Founder and President, Arthritis Consumer Experts

To register for the “SEB Facts” webinar, please complete the form. Please complete all fields marked * and click “submit”.

You will receive 2 reminder emails as the broadcast date nears.

Thank you for registering for Arthritis Consumer Experts’ “SEB facts” Webinar.

Qu’est-ce que le comité ACE a fait pour vous dernièrement ?

Blank Calendar FlipL’une des périodes de l’année les plus occupées dans le dossier de l’arthrite, et voici ce à quoi a travaillé le comité ACE.

Sondage à l’intention des candidates et candidats à l’élection en Alberta

Le comité ACE a adressé une lettre ouverte accompagnée d’un sondage à tous les candidates et candidats à l’élection provinciale qui se tenait en Alberta le 5 mai, leur demandant comment leur parti entend améliorer la prévention, les médicaments et les soins de l’arthrite pour les 500 000 Albertains et plus atteints de cette maladie. Pour voir le sondage et les réponses des candidats et candidates (en anglais seulement), consultez le jointhealth.org. Continue reading

What has ACE done for you lately?

Blank Calendar FlipOne of the busiest times of year in arthritis, and here’s what ACE has been working on.

Alberta Election Candidate Survey

ACE sent an open letter and survey to all candidates in the May 5th Alberta provincial election, asking them how their Party plans to improve arthritis prevention, treatment and care for more than 500,000 Albertans living with the disease. To see the survey and candidate responses, please go to jointhealth.org. Continue reading