Staying Moving Staying Strong

The Staying Moving Staying Strong (SMSS) project has developed arthritis information resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout.

The resources have been developed by the SMSS project team, in partnership with Arthritis and Osteoporosis Western Australia, with the support of Arthritis Australia and funding from the Commonwealth Government.

The SMSS project team consists of Aboriginal and non-Aboriginal researchers, health practitioners and Aboriginal Community members with lived experience of osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and/or gout. The SMSS project team conducted research yarns (culturally appropriate interviews) with Aboriginal peoples about their arthritis information needs and preferences, and reviewed clinical practice guidelines to create culturally informed, evidence-based information resources.

The information resources have been developed in the format of videos, as well as digital downloadable and printed brochures.

A dedicated website is currently under development which will create a central hub for the information resources. This is expected to be completed in March 2024 and will be available here.