To increase access, availability and use of arthritis evidenced based interventions in community and health care delivery systems.
2013 Accomplishments and Milestones
- Continued expansion and development of the Community Health Network for healthcare providers to refer their patients to evidence-based programs.
- Continued academic detailing visits to health care providers to market the Community Health Network
- 673 people participated in a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program in either English or Spanish. 304 people participated in an Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program or Walk with Ease program.
What we do
Ensure that data is used to inform decision makers, primary care physicians and other stakeholders concerning the burden of arthritis and evidence based interventions.
Work with key community partners who offer programs through multiple delivery sites.
Provide academic detailing to healthcare providers throughout Rhode Island about the the Community Health Network program and its benefits for patients.
Manage the Community Health Network, a collaborative of internal and external partners who offer evidence-based disease management and self-management programs.