Community Health Education
The primary target audience of Afya (Health) International are community member guests interested in improving their joint pain knowledge and self management skills. Secondary audiences include friends and family members of people with joint pain.
Statement of Need
The need for more educational programs includes:
-The need for more conveniently measured (joint pain) outcomes that are important to most people
-The need for more effective clinical and public health (joint pain) interventions
-Arthritis is the most common cause of disability and is a large and growing problem, affecting 52.5 million adults now, and a projected 67 million by 2030.(1)
-The current evidence-based interventions available now are not reaching the people who would benefit from them
Our educational content was developed to address the needs identified by the The Burden of Musculoskeletal Diseases in the United States.
1.CDC Arthritis-Related Statistics. http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/data_statistics/arthritis_related_stats.htm. Accessed November 20, 2014.