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Arthritis Australia, Chronic Pain Australia and Consumers Health Forum of Australia Joint Statement ABC 4 Corners “Pain Factory” episode

Tuesday 9 April 2024 Last night’s episode of ABC 4 Corners highlighted the many adverse events people living with chronic musculoskeletal pain have experienced when undergoing spinal fusion and spinal cord stimulator surgery to manage their pain. Arthritis Australia, Chronic Pain Australia and the Consumers Health Forum of Australia want to recognise the consumers, living…

Arthritis Australia welcomes cheaper arthritis medicines

More medicines now eligible for 60 day dispensing from March 1 2024 [Sydney, Australia] Arthritis Australia has welcomed access to cheaper medicines commonly used to treat arthritis, with the rollout of a new tranche of medicines eligible for 60 day dispensing from March 1 2024. Doctors will be able to write a 12-month script for…

Millennials Face A Painful & Stiff Future || New Report Reveals Generations Hit Hardest with Arthritis

New forecast projections released today by Arthritis Australia reveal Millennials are facing a painful and debilitating health crisis by 2040, set to become a demographic significantly impacted by arthritis within Australia’s workforce, with 1 in 6 expected to be suffering from arthritis as they step into what should be their most productive and fulfilling decades.1…

Senator Tammy Tyrrell advocates for people living with fibromyalgia in parliament

February 7, 2024 || Senator Tyrrell advocates for people living with Fibromyalgia at the first parliamentary sitting week for 2024. “Almost one million Australians, including many people close to me, are affected by fibromyalgia, and yet it’s still a misunderstood condition. It affects people of all ages—mostly women but also men—and they have to deal…

Arthritis Australia states cost of living crisis is fast becoming a health crisis

FEB 01, 2024 [Brisbane, Australia] Arthritis Australia has reinforced that the current cost of living crisis may quickly become a significant health crisis for many living with chronic diseases, like arthritis, that will have long-term impacts on their disease trajectory and quality of life. Attending the Senate Select Committee Cost of Living Inquiry in Brisbane…

Resources launched to alleviate increasing shortfall in arthritis care

MEDIA RELEASE Resources launched to alleviate increasing shortfall in arthritis care. Comprehensive care resources set best practice benchmarks to help empower patients to advocate for better management of their disease Arthritis community being ‘left in waiting rooms’ with shortfalls of 302 adult and 41 paediatric rheumatologists  [Canberra, Australia] – Arthritis Australia is launching first of…

Resources launched to alleviate increasing shortfall in arthritis care

Arthritis Australia has launched a new Consumer Care Guide for Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA), funded by the Australian Government. Co-designed with people living with RA, the Guide is intended to empower you to manage your condition, and navigate the health system. It includes tips for every stage of your life. The Guide also introduces the first…

JIA Consumer Care Guide

The Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA) Consumer Care Guide has been funded by the Australian Government.  Co-designed with parents of children with JIA, the Guide is intended to empower families and carers to manage your child’s condition, and navigate the health system. It includes tips from real parents for every age and stage. The Guide also…

JIA Consumer Care Guide

MEDIA RELEASE Resources launched to alleviate increasing shortfall in arthritis care. Comprehensive care resources set best practice benchmarks to help empower patients to advocate for better management of their disease Arthritis community being ‘left in waiting rooms’ with shortfalls of 302 adult and 41 paediatric rheumatologists  [Canberra, Australia] – Arthritis Australia is launching first of…

New resources for Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout

MEDIA RELEASE Arthritis Australia has launched Australia’s first culturally appropriate resources developed to support and empower Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples living with the chronic health conditions osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus and gout. Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples face higher rates of arthritis and autoimmune conditions. The prevalence of arthritis conditions among Aboriginal…