Pan-Canadian Approach to IA Model of Care

The Arthritis Alliance of Canada, together with the provinces and key stakeholders in the health system have developed a model of care for inflammatory arthritis to improve care for patients.

Joint Action on Arthritis

On September 18, 2012 the Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC) released Joint Action on Arthritis: A Framework to Improve Arthritis Prevention and Care in Canada. The Framework establishes research priorities and strategies, identifies principles to guide the design and delivery of care, suggests prevention strategies, and proposes a mechanism for the arthritis community to engage with governments and the broader healthcare.

The Impact of Arthritis in Canada

The Impact of Arthritis in Canada: Today and Over the Next 30 Years, not only demonstrates the enormity of the growing burden of arthritis over a 30 year period, but also provides examples of how this burden can be mitigated by health awareness, education, and intervention in the future.

MOC Evaluation Tool

This Master Worksheet was developed by experts who have experience with models of care (MoC). It is intended to help model developers assess the completeness of MoCs, suggest improvements and view their readiness for expansion. It can be used for the planning, development or formative evaluation of proposed MoCs.

Arthritis Landscape Review

Canada's leading arthritis research organizations-Canadian Institutes of Health Research-Institute for Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis (CIHR-IMHA), The Arthritis Society (TAS), Canadian Arthritis Network (CAN) and the partner organizations making up the Alliance for the Canadian Arthritis Program (ACAP)-have come together in a fact finding exercise aimed at understanding the arthritis funding landscape, related to research.

Arthritis Standards

Held in November 2005, the summit offered a unique and unprecedented platform for collective knowledge and experience to be translated into standards for arthritis prevention and care.

Arthritis Alliance of Canada

3rd Annual Meeting

Building Capacity for Sustainable Health Care in Canada 

October 22-23, 2015

Delta Lodge at Kananaskis, Alberta

1 Centennial Drive, Kananaskis, AB T0L 2H0  

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The Arthritis Alliance of Canada is pleased to present, in partnership with the CIHR’s Institute of Musculoskeletal Health and Arthritis, its 3rd Annual Meeting. This year’s programme will focus on “Building Capacity for Sustainable Health Care in Canada”.  The programme includes a Young Investigator Forum, a Trainee Session and several Workshops, focused on building capacity in research and health care sustainability.

The Symposium, entitled “New Directions in Osteoarthritis Research”, will look ahead at promising approaches for future studies, and identify knowledge gaps and research opportunities. The AAC workshops will focus on building capacity in research and health care sustainability. The programme will bring together scientists, engineers, healthcare providers, trainees, specialists, key stakeholders and, most importantly, people living with arthritis.