Founded in New York City in 1948, the Arthritis Foundation, our Governor’s Project for this year, is a nonprofit organization addressing the needs of people living with arthritis in the United States.

The Arthritis Foundation works to provide information and resources, improve access to care, make advancements in scientific research and offer opportunities for community connections. Nationally and through local offices nationwide, the Arthritis Foundation sponsors a variety of year-round events to raise funds and awareness, from local walks and runs to dinners, galas and other fundraisers.

The Arthritis Foundation is a major partner of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance (CARRA) to improve health outcomes of children with juvenile arthritis and other pediatric rheumatic diseases. The Foundation has partnered with the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to accelerate drug development for osteoarthritis, as well as partnered with the National Institutes of Health (NIH) on advancements for other types of arthritis.

adults are diagnosed with arthritis

adults have a type of arthritis


OF adults with arthritis are working age (18-64)

kids and teens in the U.S. live with juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) which affect not only joints but also skin, eyes and internal organs.

Juvenile Arthritis onset typically occurs in children aged 2 to 4, and affects girls more often than boys.

arthritis related conditions exist.