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California Arthritis Partnership Program

​​The California Arthritis Partnership Program (CAPP) is dedicated to improving the quality of life for Californians affected by arthritis and other rheumatic conditions by increasing access to and use of evidence-based physical activity and self-management interventions through working with local public health departments, health systems, and community-based organizations; strengthening partnerships with other chronic disease and risk factor programs; educating various audiences on the burden and impact of arthritis, and delivering key public health messages.

CAPP was established in 1999 with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

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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