As we mentioned in our June 5 Press Release (Arthritis Makes Life Tougher for Missourians Living with Chronic Conditions; Self-Management Programs Can Help), "Non-drug options to reduce pain and improve function include increasing physical activity and participating in self-management programs. Only 11% of Missouri adults with arthritis have attended a self-management course or class to learn how to manage their arthritis (BRFSS, 2013). If Missourians with arthritis (1,308,000) (BRFSS, 2013) stood along I-70 from the Kansas border to the Illinois border, over 5,200 people would stand per mile. The number of Missouri adults with arthritis (11% or 133,000) who have attended a self-management course or class to learn to manage their arthritis (BRFSS, 2013) would only stand along the section of I-70 between Boonville and Columbia."
Are you ready to help change that number and take Steps to Better Health by enrolling in a self-management program today? Check out our updated list of self-management classes below.