Welcome to the Osteoarthritis (OA) Action Alliance news room, a resource for Alliance members and others seeking information on OA Action Alliance announcements, news and events.
December 12, 2012 Lunch and Learn: Facts and Myths about Dieting and Weight Loss
Please join the OA Action Alliance for the final 30-minute Lunch and Learn of 2012. This lunch and learn features Dr. Steven Heymsfield, M.D., the Executive Director of Pennington Biomedical Research Center of the Louisiana State University System and the George A. Bray, Jr. Chair in Nutrition. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the Facts and Myths about Dieting and Weight Loss.› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
November 28, 2012Lunch and Learn: The Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI) and the OA Action Alliance
Please join the OA Action Alliance for a discussion with Dr. Joanne Jordan, Chair of the US Bone and Joint Initiative’s Chronic Osteoarthritis Management Initiative (COAMI). Her presentation, A New Vision for Chronic Osteoarthritis Medical Management, will discuss the COAMI's recommendations and how the OA Action Alliance fits into the work of the COAMI. Don't miss this opportunity to learn more about the US Bone and Joint Iniative's exciting work.› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
October 17, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Energy Balance and the Obesity Epidemic
Join the OA Action Alliance for an eye-opening 30-minute Lunch and Learn presentation by weight control and obesity expert, Dr. Steven Blair, who will offer some possible explanations about the causes of the U.S. obesity epidemic. Dr. Blair will discuss some of his research on this serious issue, including his Energy Balance Study, which revealed critical information about the relationship between diet, weight, and energy expenditure. Don’t miss it!› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
September 19, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Preventing ACL Injury in Women
Please join us for a 30-minute discussion with Dr. Tom Trojian about preventing ACL injury in women. Dr. Trojian is an associate professor of family medicine and director of the Injury Prevention and Sports Outreach Programs in the New England Musculoskeletal Institute at the University of Connecticut Health Center. His presentation will feature an explanation of why ACL injury prevention is important, who is at risk for it, and how to prevent it.› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
July 18, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Marketing Community-Based Interventions to Primary Care Practices
This lunch and learn features a presentation from Dr. Teresa Brady, Senior Behavioral Scientist at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Dr. Brady discusses lessons learned from audience research from primary care practices. The presentation focuses on how the research was conducted, the key findings, recommendations, and putting the findings into action.› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
July 17, 2012
OA Action Alliance Holds Steering Committee Planning Retreat
On July 17th, 2012, the members of the Steering Committee of the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance (OAAA) met in-person at the office of the Arthritis Foundation in Washington, D.C. The Steering Committee provides direction and guidance to the OAAA’s four Working Groups, and is composed of 4 Working Group Chairs, Arthritis Foundation staff, and liaisons to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The Committee collectively reviewed the mission and vision statements of the OAAA and revised them, as well as the structure and governance of the OAAA. Click below to read the report.› Read the report (pdf)
June 13, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Ten Steps from Patient to Person
American Chronic Pain Association's "Ten Steps from Patient to Person" Please join us for a 30 minute discussion with Penney Cowan of the American Chronic Pain Association (ACPA). Penney will discuss the ACPA's ten step guide of basic skills that allow a person with pain to move from the passive patient to an active participant in their healthcare.› Listen to the presentation (mp3)
May 16, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Increasing Physical Activity among Adults with Arthritis
Please join us for a 30 minute discussion with key stakeholders from the Arthritis Foundation and the CDC to discuss An Initiative to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults With Arthritis: Policy and Environmental Strategies for Partners. This new report details strategies to increase the physical activity levels of persons with arthritis.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
May 16, 2012
Capitol Hill Briefing
In cooperation with the Congressional Arthritis Caucus, co-chaired by Rep. Anna Eshoo and Rep. Sue Myrick, please join the Arthritis Foundation at the release of the report – Environmental and Policy Strategies to Increase Physical Activity Among Adults with Arthritis – a resource to help make physical activity convenient and accessible for adults with arthritis.
Arthritis is the nation’s most common cause of disability and affects 50 million adults in the United States – more than 20 percent of the adult population.
Come learn more about the benefits of physical activity and what Congress and other stakeholders can do to make physical activity more convenient and accessible.
Speakers will include: John H. Klippel, MD, President and CEO, Arthritis Foundation; Wayne Giles, MD, MS, Director, Division of Population Health, National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; Zarnaaz Bashir, MPH, Director, Health Initiatives, National Recreation and Park Association; and Mary Wu, Patient Advocate.
Breakfast will be served.
April 18, 2012
Lunch and Learn: The AgrAbility Arthritis and Agriculture Project
Please join us for a 30 minute discussion with Amber Wolfe of the Arthritis Foundation. Amber will discuss AgrAbility: Arthritis and Agriculture project , which is focused on ensuring high-quality living for farmers, ranchers, and other agricultural workers with disabilities, particularly arthritis.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
March 21, 2012
Lunch and Learn: Osteoarthritis Consumer Data
During the fourth installment of the OA Action Alliance Lunch and Learn series, Cindy McDaniel, Vice President of Consumer Health at the Arthritis Foundation, presented consumer data focused on the impact of arthritis, what action people take for their osteoarthritis, medical care, self-management education, and motivators. Below, you will find audio of the discussion and an accompanying presentation.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
February 15, 2012
Lunch and Learn: IOM Report
During the third installment of the OA Action Alliance Lunch and Learn series, Dr. Leigh Callahan of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina discussed the newly released Institute of Medicine (IOM) report Living Well with Chronic Illness: A Call for Public Health Action . Below, you will find audio of the discussion and an accompanying presentation.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
November 16, 2011
Lunch and Learn: Prevalence of Large-Joint OA in African Americans
During the second installment of the OA Action Alliance Lunch and Learn series, Dr. Amanda Nelson of the Thurston Arthritis Research Center at the University of North Carolina discussed new research indicating the health burden of large-joint OA (ex. hip and spine) among African Americans. Below, you will find audio of the discussion and an accompanying presentation. Please complete the short evaluation survey to let us know what you think.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
October 12, 2011
Lunch and Learn: Arthritis Contributes to High Rates of Physical Inactivity
On World Arthritis Day the OA Action Alliance hosted a 30-minute discussion on how arthritis impacts physical activity levels. The presenter was Jennifer M. Hootman, PhD, ATC, FACSM, FNATA, Epidemiologist, Arthritis Program, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Below, you will find audio of the discussion and an accompanying presentation. Please complete the short evaluation survey to let us know what you think.» Listen to the presentation (mp3)
April 12, 2011
OA Action Alliance Inaugural Meeting
On April 12th, 2011, more than 50 leaders in the public health community converged in Washington, DC to address a matter of great importance, the increasing burden of osteoarthritis in the United States.» Read More