Support for Newly Diagnosed Service
Struggling to understand your condition? We’re here for you! Arthritis New Zealand has a team of volunteers who live with different forms of arthritis and they’re keen to provide phone support to anyone who would like it.
If you would like to talk to someone who understands your condition, please call 0800 663 463 and we will refer you to someone who can support you.
Hip and knee OA: Survey participants wanted
How do you decide which treatment for hip or knee osteoarthritis is best for you or your patients? What factors are most important to you? (e.g. accessibility, benefits, cost, effectiveness, harms)
Researchers at Otago University want your opinion about different treatment options for hip or knee osteoarthritis. Your opinions will inform policy recommendations for managing OA in the public healthcare system.
All you need to do is complete an online survey. If you are living with hip or knee OA, or are a health care provider, health policy-maker or Māori health advocate with an interest in OA, please register your interest here: https://tinyurl.com/ybootx2l
This research is approved by the University of Otago Human Ethics Committee. The survey closes on 15 February 2018.
Arthritis & Experiences of the Benefit System
We are currently seeking information on the experiences of people with arthritis who have interacted with the benefit system, either on Jobseeker Support, Sole Parent Support or a Supported Living Payment. The information you provide will help guide our work in ensuring that people with arthritis are adequately supported.
Improving the life of every person in New Zealand affected by arthritis
If you have arthritis, or know someone with arthritis, we are here for you! We provide information, advice and support for anyone diagnosed with arthritis. We can put you in touch with healthcare professionals and other community supports throughout the country.
Our work also includes advocating for people with arthritis, funding research, and contributing to health policy. Arthritis affects more than 624,000 New Zealanders and is a leading cause of disability. There are more than 140 forms of arthritis and there is no cure, but it can usually be managed effectively. Most people with arthritis continue to lead productive and fulfilling lives.
Number of people (15 years and older) with arthritis in New Zealand (2016)
The ‘Your Community, Your Voice’ Bloggers
Research Projects Requiring Participants
Do you have osteoarthritis of your ankle or hand? If so, we want to hear from you.
Support Arthritis New Zealand
There are many ways that you can contribute to the ongoing growth of Arthritis New Zealand