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World Autoimmune Arthritis Day – Race is on! #WAAD17

#WAAD17 Graphic and BannerJoin the “virtual” race to increase public awareness of autoimmune arthritis

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

Participants and partner organizations will participate in a virtual global race where they will visit social media and organizational websites and resources. WAAD is hosted on May 20th for the duration of all Time Zones (May 19th 6am EST – May 21st 5am EST). You can participate online on Facebook and Twitter and follow the event’s hashtag #WAAD17. On race day, help Team ACEwin the race and spread awareness:

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Throwback Lupus (Part I) – What was the state of lupus in 2010?

Slide image with butterfly to represent lupusIn honour of Lupus Awareness Month, the Arthritis Broadcast Network is doing a two-part series on lupus. Part I highlights Arthritis Research Canada and Arthritis Consumer Experts’ coverage of the 9th International Congress on Systemic Lupus Erythematous, Vancouver 2010 (“Lupus 2010”). The event was held in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada in June, 2010. Hundreds of world leading researchers, healthcare professionals, and individuals living with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) learned about the current state of the science in SLE and future opportunities in lupus research, education and care.

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#CRArthritis Speaker’s Corner – The road to become a rheumatologist

A screen capture of Cheryl Koehn and future rheumatologist Kelsey ChomistekIn 2008, a rheumatology workforce analysis report published by the American College of Rheumatology Workforce Study Advisory Group concluded:

Based on assessment of supply and demand under current scenarios, the demand for rheumatologists is expected to exceed supply in the coming decades. Strategies for the profession to adapt to this changing health care landscape include increasing the number of fellows each year, utilizing physician assistants and nurse practitioners in greater numbers, and improving practice efficiency.

Fast forward to 2015

The 2015 ACR/ARHP Workforce Study of Rheumatology Specialists in the United States projects a shortage of 3,845 rheumatologists in the U.S. by 2025, an increase from the 2005 ACR Workforce Study, which projected a shortage of 2,576 rheumatologists. Reasons for the shortage include: Continue reading

Kids on the Block puppets talk juvenile arthritis in Vernon

A picture of puppets Leslie, a puppet with juvenile arthritis, and JenniferJuvenile arthritis strikes up to three in 1000 children in B.C. and is one of the most common chronic diseases among children. Cassie and Friends’ Kids on the Block, an educational puppet troupe, is spreading awareness about juvenile arthritis at elementary schools like the one Sarika Adriaanse attends in Vernon. The aim is to help children understand arthritis. With the aid of a $2,500 grant from Telus’ Community Board, the performance will visit several other interior school boards.

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ACE lance le programme Éducation JointHealth™

Première salle de cours en ligne en Amérique du Nord conçue pour l’éducation, la responsabilisation et l’obtention d’un diplôme par le patient arthritique d’aujourd’hui

JHEd logo animate gifLe comité ACE (Arthritis Consumer Experts) a annoncé aujourd’hui le lancement de son plus récent programme éducatif en ligne pour les patients: Éducation JointHealth™. Conçu pour permettre aux patients de passer du statut « d’étudiants » en matière d’arthrite à celui de « diplômés » à part entière, le programme Éducation JointHealth™ leur permet de se responsabiliser et de s’armer d’outils pour devenir les leaders de leur équipe de soins. Dans le cadre de ce lancement, le comité ACE présente le premier cours du programme, Éducation JointHealth™: La polyarthrite rhumatoïde (PR) – élaboré pour aider les patients et leurs fournisseurs de soins de santé à mieux comprendre leurs motivations respectives et les objectifs du plan de traitement et de soins du patient dans son ensemble.

« Le programme Éducation JointHealth™ a été inspiré et documenté par la participation de notre organisation à un groupe consultatif mondial qui a mené dans 16 pays une enquête sur les patients atteints de polyarthrite rhumatoïde et leurs fournisseurs de soins de santé. Les résultats ont éclairé d’une lumière nouvelle la divergence entre les besoins, les préoccupations et les peurs des patients et la vision de leurs fournisseurs de soins de santé », indique Cheryl Koehn, fondatrice et présidente du comité ACE (Arthritis Consumer Experts) et membre du Groupe consultatif mondial sur la PR.

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ACE launches JointHealth™ Education

North America’s first on-line classroom designed to educate, empower and graduate today’s modern arthritis patient

Arthritis Consumer Experts (ACE) today announced the launch of its newest on-line patient education program: JointHealth™ Education. Designed to enable arthritis patients to progress from being a “student” of arthritis to full-fledged “graduate,” JointHealth™ Education empowers and equips them to be equal partners on their health care team. As part of the launch, ACE is introducing the first course in the program – JointHealth™ Education: Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) – to help patients and their healthcare providers better understand each other’s motivations and goals for the patient’s overall treatment and care plan.

JointHealth™ Education was inspired by many of ACE’s members living with an inflammatory arthritis who have told us they lack the communications expertise to have full, satisfying conversations with their rheumatologists on topics such as treatment options during their clinical visits. The program is informed by our organization’s participation on a global advisory panel that conducted a survey in 16 countries of rheumatoid arthritis patients and their health care providers. The results illuminate the discord between the needs, concerns and fears of patients compared to the views of their health care providers,” said Cheryl Koehn, Founder and President of Arthritis Consumer Experts and a member of the RA Narrative Global Advisory Panel.

Key findings of the RA Narrative Global Patient Survey included: Continue reading