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Will you Speakup4Arthritis?

Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania is today launching its SpeakUp4Arthritis advocacy campaign.

There is an estimated 153,800 (1 in 4 Tasmanians) living with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions, including back problems. The prevalence and impact of these conditions on people’s lives, and the health system, has been ignored for too long.

It is essential that the needs of people with arthritis are taken seriously by politicians. It is time for the government to take action, and we need your help!

Tell your local State Election candidate how arthritis affects you and your family. Telling your story in your own words is a powerful way to help them understand the personal impact of arthritis and why better programs and services are needed.

The more phone calls, letters and emails they receive, the more likely they will be to take action, so share this site with your family and friends and ask for their support too.  For more information on what you can do to help, click here.

Arthritis Australia’s partnership with Aids for Daily Living

The partnership between Arthritis Australia and Aids for Daily Living means that for every purchase made via Arthritis TAS – as an affiliate of Arthritis Australia – a percentage of sales is donated back to Arthritis Australia to assist in the long term achievement of its vision: “To bring quality of life to all people with arthritis and eliminate their suffering.”
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New go-to guide for kids battling juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) – 12 November 2017

A debilitating, invisible disease that afflicts hundreds of Tasmanian children is the target of a new guidebook for parents, launched today in Hobart.
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Would you like to gain or further develop your professional knowledge and skills in the areas of arthritis and musculoskeletal conditions?
Arthritis Essentials is a competency based, nationally accredited unit of competency, designed to provide healthcare professionals working with or supporting people with arthritis and related musculoskeletal conditions, with an easily accessible means of professional development.

Continuously available online at https://learning.arthritistas.org.au

For more information click here.

Living Well With JIA

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Living Well for JIA is a fundraising campaign being run to help the youngest members of the community who live with Juvenile Idiopathic Arthritis (JIA). Arthritis & Osteoporosis Tasmania is encouraging people to share the best bits of life and fill social media with positive stories – all while raising money for JIA. If you want to join the challenge to get the most out of your own life while raising money for kids with JIA – go to http://livingwellforjia.gofundraise.com.au/ make a donation or sign up for your own ‘Living Well with JIA’ fundraising page!