Our purpose

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Our Vision

At Arthritis Ireland, our vision is of a future free from arthritis. Until that is achieved, we are here to help people take control of their disease while we invest in research to find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

We do this by:

Providing people with arthritis with self-management tools and supports to ease the physical pain and social isolation caused by arthritis;

Using ongoing research to increase our understanding of the causes of the disease as we work towards finding a cure.

Our scope:

We provide support to people living with all rheumatic and musculoskeletal diseases (MSDs) and related conditions which affect peoples’ability to live well.

We fund pioneering research to increase the knowledge base and use that knowledge to transform the lives of people living with the disease.

We support the education of healthcare professionals and provide information to people living with arthritis, their families and carers.

Our ambition:

To reach out to every person living with and affected by arthritis in Ireland.

To create a population who are actively taking control of their disease and inspiring others living with chronic diseases.

To ensure the medical community see Arthritis Ireland as an integral part of the prescription.

To find new treatments and, ultimately, a cure.

Our goals 2014-2016:

Over the last three years, our work has focussed on:

Goal 1: Raise understanding of arthritis as a cause worth supporting with Arthritis Ireland seen as a key part of the solution;

Goal 2: Create a population who are taking control of their arthritis and living full and active lives;

Goal 3; Create a vibrant volunteer network in every community in Ireland;

Goal 4; Be leaders in understanding the causes of arthritis and, ultimately, finding a cure;

Goal 5; Position Arthritis Ireland as an innovative leader in the provision of patient support and healthcare initiatives in Europe.

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