This week AAHKS joined the Arthritis Foundation and other medical and public organizations in writing to the Congressional Senate and House Subcommittees on Labor, HHS, Education, Committee on Appropriations, urging them to provide funding for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) within the Fiscal Year 2023 Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Appropriations bill. The letters request $11 billion for the CDC and $54 million of that the CDC Arthritis Program in the Division of Population Health to fully operationalize a National Arthritis Program, promote awareness and invest in data, intervention and prevention research around arthritis. For more information, please read the Senate and House letters.

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