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Program Details


Activities Offered
  • Fitness
  • Accessible by Public Transportation: No

  • Transportation Provided by the Program: No


The Northeast Missouri Regional Arthritis Center provides arthritis education and information to community groups, organizations, classes, professionals or individuals. It is one of seven such centers established in Missouri by the Department of Health.

The Missouri Arthritis Advisory Board makes recommendations regarding RAC programs and issues guidelines for services.

Counties served by the Northeast Center are: Clark, Lewis, Marion, Ralls, Scotland, Knox, Shelby, Schuyler, Adair, Macon, Putnam, Sullivan, Linn, Mercer, Grundy, and Livingston.

It is estimated that 1.2 million Missourians have rheumatic disease. The state program is designed to promote optimal quality of life for people with arthritis by increasing public knowledge regarding the need for early, accurate diagnosis and appropriate early treatment.

Services Available
  • Free pamphlets on a variety of subjects such as disease facts, medications, exercise, managing fatigue, stress or pain, and protecting the joints from stress. Displays can be provided.
  • A lending library providing books, videotapes and audio-cassette tapes.
  • Chronic Disease Self-Management Course.
  • Arthritis Foundation Programs: PACE (People with Arthritis Can Exercise), Aquatic Exercise, Fibromyalgia or Arthritis Self-Help Courses, Bone-up.
  • Community education forums or services, such as osteoporosis screenings
  • Group activity classes.
  • Patient/Family education information.
  • Continuing professional education/leader training.
  • A Speaker's Bureau staffed by professionals who can present talks at club and community meetings or seminars.