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The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit

The Society provides an annual payment to support Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU). ACREU was founded in 1991 as an interdisciplinary research unit with a mission to explore the impact of arthritis on individuals, their families, communities and on the population at large, in order to further the development of targeted policies and effective interventions. ACREU is the primary source for reliable data on arthritis in Canada. Research includes arthritis and employment, primary care management, access to specialists, joint replacement surgery and rehabilitation service delivery. ACREU's research is carried out in partnership with The Arthritis Society Arthritis Rehabilitation and Education Program, a community-based therapy program in Ontario.
 
For more information on The Arthritis Community Research & Evaluation Unit (ACREU), please visit http://www.acreu.ca/
 
Total annual Arthritis Society contribution to ACREU: $120,000
 
 
 

Registry in Arthritis in Canadian Children (ReACCh)

Principal Investigator: Dr. Lori Tucker, University of British Columbia
Research Program: Partnership
Funding Period:  2015-2018
Fund Amount: $300,000
 
The Arthritis Society stepped in to maintain a vital childhood arthritis registry in Canada called Registry in Arthritis in Canadian Children (ReACCh) with a three year commitment of $300,000. Launched in 2005, ReACCh is one of the largest registries on juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA) in the world. It has enrolled 1,500 Canadian children with JIA to track the disease’s impact and progress and involves the collaboration of 16 pediatric rheumatology centres across Canada. With the support of The Society, ReACCh is able to continue maintaining its registry and conducting studies and also to develop a sustainability plan. The Arthritis Society is currently its sole funder.
 
 
 

The Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) Inflammation in Chronic Disease Signature Initiative

Research Program: Partnership
Funding Period: 2014-2019
Fund Amount: $500,000
 
The Arthritis Society and Crohn’s and Colitis Canada have partnered with the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR) on its Inflammation in Chronic Disease Signature Initiative (CIHR-ISI) to co-fund recipients of the CIHR-ISI award.  These projects will guide the development of new ways to diagnose, treat, and manage chronic diseases in which inflammation is a key feature, including arthritis, inflammatory bowel disease, asthma, and cardiovascular disease – ultimately improving the care of Canadians affected by these diseases. CIHR has committed up to $22.95 million over a 5-year period to the ISI. Leveraging through partnerships such as these is a great opportunity for The Society to reach its research goals faster.
 
 
 

The Arthritis Society/Arthritis Health Professions Association Award

In partnership with the Arthritis Health Professions Association, The Arthritis Society provides $5,000 per annum to fund seed money and/or research projects.  The award is reviewed and administered by the Arthritis Health Professions Association.