Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs)

Missouri has seven Regional Arthritis Centers (RACs) that are part of a statewide network run by the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Service’s Arthritis and Osteoporosis Program (MAOP).  The RACs have been in place since 1984 and are established by Missouri legislation.  These seven centers are located around the state and partner with local …

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Missouri Self-Management Program Leader Agreement

I understand that I will be authorized to teach Living a Healthy Life (the Chronic Disease Self-Management Program – CDSMP), Living a Healthy Life with Diabetes (the Diabetes Self-Management Program – DSMP), and/or Living a Healthy Life with Chronic Pain (the Chronic Pain Self-Management Program – CPSMP) only after I have attended all required days …

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Arthritis and Social Security Disability Benefits

The Social Security Administration offers two different disability programs for individuals who are unable to work due to disabling conditions. These programs include the Social Security Disability Insurance program (SSDI) and the Supplemental Security Income program (SSI). To qualify for either program, you must meet the SSA’s medical criteria as well as the financial criteria …

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Keep Warm and In Shape with Steps to Better Health

Missouri has been blessed with a mild Fall this year, but forecasts for November point to colder temperatures and rain. With temperatures falling, the sun setting at 5:00, and holidays around the bend, hibernation indoors seems awfully appealing. You don’t have to burn firewood or crank your furnace up to stay warm, though. The Arthritis …

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MAOP Intern Publications

Summer 2014:   Tips for Better Exercise (1 page front/back handout)   Balance (1 page front/back handout)   Osteoporosis (1 page front/back handout)   Evaluation of Strategies to Increase Classes per Leader/per Site throughout Missouri (5 page report) Prezi presentation: Evaluation of Strategies Report     Spring 2014:   Marketing Materials and Online Registration (flash …

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Take a Step to Better Health Today!

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." This week we'll feature why self-management and physical activity programs can be so important to …

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Camine con gusto (Spanish WWE Materials)

Camine con gusto – Walk With Ease at-home Materials (in Spanish)  Marketing Materials: Walk Your Way to Good Health flyer (reference: English version) Walk With Ease – Individual Fact Sheet (reference: English version) *Participant Materials: Participant Letter when sending Participant Release (reference: English version) Participant Letter when sending Book (reference: English version) Participant Letter – …

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