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The State of Arthritis in Canada
Report Card

Report Card

The State of Arthritis in Canada Report Card is a first-of-its-kind report evaluating provinces and territories on access to arthritis care, wellness, and commitment to research and innovation.

The report distributed low and failing grades across the nation, underscoring the need for action and innovation in the field of arthritis care. We need to invest in research, adopt new models of care, raise awareness and improve data collection to better understand the burden of arthritis and inform actions to improve health outcomes. This report is an impetus to develop a concrete, solution-oriented national plan to address gaps in arthritis care and research.

Provinces and territories were graded on: Access to Care & Treatment, Wellness, Research & Innovation

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A: Excellent
B: Good
C: Satisfactory
D: Improvement Needed
F: Significant Improvement Needed

Key Findings

Arthritis data is insufficient

Arthritis research is underfunded

Access to arthritis care is a challenge

Canada has an arthritis problem and it’s time to fix it.

The time to act is now.

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