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    Michigan Arthritis Program

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    Arthritis is the leading cause of disability in the United States and it limits the activities of more than one million adults in Michigan.

    The term "arthritis" covers more than 100 diseases and conditions affecting joints, the surrounding tissues, and other connective tissues. Arthritis and other rheumatic conditions include osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, gout, bursitis, rheumatic fever, Lyme disease, carpal tunnel disease and other disorders.

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    The Michigan Arthritis Program is working with multiple partners and stakeholders including the Michigan Arthritis Collaborative Partnership to ensure that people with arthritis have an improved quality of life.

    For additional information, please contact:

    Karen McCloskey, Arthritis Program Coordinator

    Arthritis Publications & Presentations

    The Michigan Arthritis Collaborative Partnership (MACP) has developed the Michigan Strategic Plan to help MACP members and other arthritis stakeholders to reduce the impact of arthritis and improve the quality of life of those with arthritis in Michigan.

    For a brief overview of arthritis, including its impact on people and society as well as what increases risk and what helps to improve quality of life, view the Michigan Arthritis Fact Sheet (updated June 2013).

    Para obtener información sobre artritis en español por favor visite a Arthritis Foundation or Centros Para El Control y Prevención de Artritis.

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