Online Program

Population-based interdisciplinary approaches to osteoarthritis: from evidence to practice. A joint-organized session by Chiropractic Health Care and Aging and Public Health

Monday, November 4, 2013: 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Chronic diseases involve many factors therefore are challenging to prevent and manage. As well, entities may approach chronic diseases from differing paradigms, thus we may lack a concerted effort that might be more effective. Osteoarthritis is a chronic disease that, according to the CHC, impacts 50 million adults and of these, 21 million have arthritis-attributable activity limitation. Costs related to arthritis and other rheumatic conditions were $128 billion in 2003. Because osteoarthritis is a common and disabling condition, the Aging and Public Health section and the Chiropractic Health Care section have developed this joint session to take a closer look at osteoarthritis. The purpose of this session will be to address osteoarthritis using multidisciplinary viewpoints. Speakers have been invited to discuss their area of expertise including: epidemiology, community programs, healthcare organizations, and clinical practice. After all speakers have presented, a moderator guided panel discussion will address: how to be more effective in translating research into policy and practice, identify gaps in the research literature, what these representative disciplines can do together to address osteoarthritis. This session will demonstrate multidisciplinary collaboration to address osteoarthritis by working together, developing action steps, and providing suggestions for future collaboration.
Session Objectives: Describe osteoarthritis from various viewpoints, using a social-ecological model (society, community, organization, interpersonal, individual) Explain healthcare issues related to osteoarthritis management and prevention Discuss selected recommendations from the 2010 National Public Health Agenda for Osteoarthritis Formulate a list of collaborative actions from selected stakeholder viewpoints to address the increasing burden of osteoarthritis
James Whedon, DC, MS
Claire Johnson, DC, MSEd, PhD , Lené Levy-Storms, PhD, MPH , Hongdao Meng, MPH, PhD , Yu Kang, PhD and Lori Byrd, MS

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Organized by: Chiropractic Health Care
Endorsed by: Aging & Public Health, Oral Health, Public Health Nursing, APHA-Student Assembly, Socialist Caucus, APHA-Committee on Women's Rights

CE Credits: Medical (CME), Health Education (CHES), Nursing (CNE), Public Health (CPH) , Masters Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES)