JointHealth™ express   September 23, 2010

September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada

As a person living with arthritis or someone informed about the disease, you may already know that September is Arthritis Awareness Month in Canada, but many still do not.

Here is what the Federal Government has been doing to help raise awareness about a disease that affects 4.3 million Canadians:.

The Chronic Disease Surveillance and Monitoring Division (at the Centre for Chronic Disease Prevention and Control) of the Public Health Agency of Canada (PHAC) initiated several projects for the month of September with the following goals:
  • To raise public awareness on arthritis prevention, management, and treatment options, and to dispel myths about arthritis
  • To highlight the recent release of the 2010 Arthritis Surveillance report entitled, "Life with Arthritis in Canada: A personal and public health challenge"
  • To inform the public about the Government of Canada's efforts towards the prevention and management of arthritis
Ongoing projects include: As part of Health Canada's efforts for Arthritis Awareness Month, Leona Aglukkaq, the Minister of Health has a message to the Canadian public.

Please forward this JointHealth™ express to your friends, family, and colleagues to help get Canadians talking about arthritis so that a cure may be found.