The Utah Department of Health, Healthy Aging Program (HAP) supports the establishment and enhancement of healthcare provider patient counseling about physical activity for arthritis management, including walking and self-management class referrals. According to the Exercise is Medicine website, physical activity promotes optimal health, is integral in the prevention and treatment of many medical conditions, and should be regularly assessed and included as part of health care.
- Osteoarthritis (OA) tools at www.oacaretools.org or download the Clinical Management of Osteoarthritis Toolkit (PDF)
- Exercise is Medicine website, provided by the American College of Sports Medicine
- The 1.2.3 Approach to Provider Outreach CDC website, Marketing Chronic Disease Interventions to Primary Care Practices
- Arthritis Information for Health Care Providers on the CDC website