West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

West Virginia Osteoporosis & Arthritis Program

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Our Mission

To reduce the prevalence of Osteoporosis and Arthritis in West Virginia by providing information on prevention and education, making available information on treatment, and lessening pain and disability by encouraging individuals to maintain productive lives.

Arthritis Resources

Burden of Arthritis in West Virginia
A comprehensive report on the impact of osteoporosis on the citizens of West Virginia.

National Arthritis Foundation 
This organization supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. The Arthritis Foundation helps people take control of arthritis by providing public health education; pursuing public policy and legislation; and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.  

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
This site is an online source for credible health information and is the official website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). CDC applies research and findings to improve people’s daily lives and responds to health emergencies—something that distinguishes CDC from its peer agencies. 

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
This group supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases, the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research, and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

CDC - Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System
The Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) is the world’s largest, on-going telephone health survey system, tracking health conditions and risk behaviors in the U.S. 

Osteoarthritis: Ways to Cope with a Common Disability
In this report, University of Maryland Medical Center experts offer prevention and treatment tips for osteoarthritis, a degenerative joint disease.

Additional Resources


National Arthritis Foundation   

JourneyWorks Publishing     

Ergonomic Hand Tools      

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention                                               

Bureau of Senior Services                                                                                                           


West Virginia City by County Recreation Centers                               


Active Options for Aging Americans              


National Institute of Health


National Institute of Child Health & Human Development


National Institute of Arthritis & Musculoskeletal & Skin Diseases (NIAMS)                                              


Lee Valley Tools                                                                                                                                      


Center for Excellence in Disabilities (CED)  


West Virginia Prevention Resource Center (PRC)          


American Dietetic Association (ADA)                               


National Osteoporosis Foundation (NOF)      


West Virginia Caregivers    


National Council on Aging                                              


US Department of Agriculture


Powerful Girls/Powerful Bones

West Virginia Bureau for Public Health • 350 Capitol Street • Room 206 • Charleston, WV 25301
phone: 304-558-0644 • fax: 304-558-1553

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