Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of adults with provider-diagnosed arthritis who receive health care provider counseling for physical activity or exercise
Baseline: 61.0 percent of adults aged 18 years and over with provider-diagnosed arthritis received health care provider counseling for physical activity or exercise in 2014 (age adjusted to the year 2000 standard population)
Target: 68.8 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Physical activity is a low-cost, low-risk way to reduce joint pain in adults with arthritis — and it’s an important alternative to treatment with opioids. But most adults with arthritis don’t get counseling about physical activity from their health care providers. Evidence suggests that getting counseling can help people get more physical activity, which can help reduce pain.
Workgroup: Arthritis Workgroup