FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Contact: Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program
October 9, 2012 (888) 702-8818
Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program Awarded Funding for Chronic Disease and Arthritis Specific Self-Management and Physical Activity Community Programs
The Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (DHSS) (http://health.mo.gov) recently applied for, and was awarded, grant funding from three national organizations. Funding will assist the DHSS, through the Missouri Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP) (www.moarthritis.org), the seven Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs) and partners, to deliver self-management and physical activity programs and to provide various educational resources. Programs and resources provided are especially beneficial to Missourians with chronic health conditions, such as arthritis, diabetes, heart disease and high blood pressure, as well as to health professionals and caregivers for people with chronic health conditions.