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.
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