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
Help us influence government this election year
As it’s an election year, Arthritis New Zealand are interested in gaining community feedback about the issues that you think are important.
Please let us know what issues you would like to see brought to the attention of politicians in 2017 by completing this online survey.
Your feedback is vital to ensuring that we establish arthritis as an important health priority in the future. We have suggested some issues that may be relevant to you in the survey.
Support Arthritis New Zealand
There are many ways that you can contribute to the ongoing growth of Arthritis New Zealand