Arthritis Tasmania is an independent, state-based organisation, but works closely with similar organisations in other states of Australia, as well as the national body, Arthritis Australia. Together we share resources and implement joint plans and projects. Currently there are a number of national projects as follows:
- Authorship and provision of national, evidence-based print resources, which are available for download on this website (arthritistas.org.au) or through calling the Arthritis Helpline (1800 011 041)
- My Joint Pain – an online tool for managing arthritis
- The Joint Movement
My Joint Pain – online tool for managing arthritis
Developed by Arthritis Australia and Bupa Health Foundation, this online initiative has been endorsed by scientific experts and provides tools to assist individuals to manage and track their joint pain.
The My Joint Pain website and online tools are based on the combined knowledge of a committee of medical and scientific experts in key areas of surgical, scientific, allied health, medical, and consumer advocacy.
It offers three main support functions. Firstly, the user will answer questions about their situation. Then they receive a summary of their risk of hip or knee osteoarthritis, and management options. In addition, they receive regular updates and ongoing support to keep them on track with managing their joint pain.
To access the resource, go to My Joint Pain.
The Joint Movement
Arthritis Tasmania is excited to be involved in the development of The Joint Movement, funded by the federal government through Arthritis Australia. The Program will offer community-based exercise and healthy lifestyle programs throughout Tasmania, to improve the health of Tasmanians with, or at risk of developing, arthritis. This project will be rolled out over the next 12 – 18 months.