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California Arthritis Partnership Program

The California Arthritis Partnership Program (CAPP) was established in 1999 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to improve the quality of life for Californians affected by arthritis and other rheumatic conditions. CAPP works with local public health departments, community-based organizations, and health systems to increase access to and use of evidence-based physical activity and self-management interventions such as Walk With Ease, Active Living Everyday, Chronic Disease Self-Management Education, and EnhanceFitness.

Key Public Health Messages:

  1. Learn self-management techniques to manage arthritis
  2. Be physically active
  3. Maintain a healthy weight
  4. Protect your joints
  5. Speak with a health care professional.
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