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Bringing Attention to the ‘Invisible Disease’ on World Arthritis Day 2020

October 12th 2020
Jill Murphy, Assistant Editor

Every year on October 12, the observance of World Arthritis Day calls global attention to the complex, multifaceted disease that causes both physical and emotional impacts, yet is still called the ‘invisible disease.

Every year on October 12, the observance of World Arthritis Day calls global attention to the complex, multifaceted disease that causes both physical and emotional impacts, yet is still called the ‘invisible disease.’1

Many people with arthritis are more vulnerable to the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) due to their age or a compromised immune system. Taking action and spreading awareness about the seriousness of arthritis can help make health care more accessible and affordable for chronic diseases and finding a cure.

There are multiple ways that the public can advocate for the cause and spread the word about World Arthritis Day. For example, the Arthritis Foundation is asking the public to take part in the Live Yes! INSIGHTS study and sharing the results with policymakers, medical experts, and product manufacturers to bring about major changes.

Additionally, on October 14, 2020, there is an opportunity to be an advocate for World Arthritis Day by participating in the roundtable discussion, “Policy Prescription: Improving Pain Management Through Research, Innovation, & Access” which will talk about the challenges arthritis patients face and potential solutions to improve care and outcomes.

In recognition of World Arthritis Day, PainBloc24 is matching donations to the Arthritis Foundation for up to $25,000. The donation match is occurring for 1 day.

REFERENCE

World Arthritis Day 2020. Arthritis Foundation. Published October 5, 2020. Accessed October 12, 2020. http://blog.arthritis.org/living-with-arthritis/world-arthritis-day-2020/?_ga=2.44939812.187298419.1602514455-1418080035.1602514455&_gac=1.255058650.1602514455.cjwkcajw_y_8brbieiwa5mcbjvltulvviyid2zduptck5gtzqoo0oojj445b_bcvxjbmurj9fpefhxoc6z0qavd_bwe

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