Rural Health Activities Funded by CDC

1 in 3 adults in rural areas have arthritis.

Studies show that arthritis affects more people in rural communities than urban areas. In the most rural areas in the United States, one-third of adults have arthritis and over half of these adults report being limited in their activities by their arthritis.

On this page, you will find out how CDC’s Arthritis Management and Wellbeing Program supports activities that promote the health of adults with arthritis in rural areas.

Learn more about states with rural health activities below.

State Arthritis Rural Health Activities

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Learn more about the programs mentioned above and other CDC recognized lifestyle management programs for arthritis.

For data about how arthritis affects people in rural across the United States, see the MMWRPrevalence of Arthritis and Arthritis-Attributable Activity Limitation by Urban-Rural County Classification—United States, 2015.