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Why is equity important for people with arthritis?
Equity is not just a new word for equality. Equity ensures that all have equal opportunities in ways that work for them. Advocating for equity recognises that not everyone starts from the same position.
The workplace and arthritis
A supportive work environment that allows flexible working hours, and adjusted job demands, provides accessibility and includes the presence of supportive co-workers and employers can help to reduce withdrawal from the labour force by people with arthritis.
How do I get a prescription for medicinal cannabis?
Registered doctors in New Zealand can prescribe CBD oil for a medical condition when conventional treatments were not successful.
Can eating pineapple help arthritis?
Pineapple contains a group of enzymes called bromelain which has promising anti-inflammatory and pain relief effects.
8,700 more Pacific Peoples need treatment to prevent gout arthritis each year to achieve equity
Pacific Peoples gout data insights report shows that access to preventive gout medicine remains inequitable.
COVID-19 Advice for People with Inflammatory Arthritis and Related Autoimmune Diseases
COVID-19 advice for people with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases from Arthritis New Zealand and New Zealand Rheumatology Association.
If you have been using Humira Pharmac wants to hear from you
Pharmac has recently announced that most people using Humira will be required to move to a similar medicine called Amgevita between 1 March and 31 October 2022.
Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in ‘What’s Your Impact’ competition
Arthritis New Zealand among top 5 finalists in 'What's Your Impact' competition backed by BDO and ImpactLab.
Evaluation of the Mobility Action Plan (MAP)
The Mobility Action Plan is an effective early intervention programme for individuals with MSK conditions including arthritis.
Whanganui showing the way in rolling out a gout treatment programme
Arthritis NZ not surprised by Pharmac report showing that Māori do not receive medication they need to manage gout arthritis successfully.
COVID-19 vaccination in patients with inflammatory arthritis and related autoimmune diseases
People with rheumatic disease should get vaccinated against COVID-19, and observe all public health measures (such as mask wearing and hand washing) as recommended by the New Zealand Ministry of Health.
Grappling With Gout
Martin Cheer has suffered some serious injuries in his life but says the pain from gout arthritis “has got to be the worst”.
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