Community-based programs supporting arthritis management and prevention have been greatly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. Prior to COVID-19, these programs were frequently offered in locations like community centers, YMCAs, senior centers, and parks -- places that have been closed or offered limited capacity since spring of 2020. In order to continue to reach participants with these vital programs, community-based organizations have had to pivot their program delivery models to include more virtual and self-directed programs like the self-directed Walk With Ease program.
This webinar will highlight lessons learned from two community-based organizations - the North Carolina Center for Health and Wellness and the National Kidney Foundation of Michigan - as they continue to move forward offering Walk With Ease during these challenging times.
We will also share tools and resources available through the Osteoarthritis Action Alliance to support individuals who are interested in registering for Walk With Ease and learning more about our COVID-19 resources.
About the speakers
Serena Weisner, MS, Director of Community Programming, OAAA
Nadia Mazza, MPH, CDC Arthritis and Chronic Pain Manager, NC Center for Health & Wellness
Samantha Raad, Senior Program Coordinator, National Kidney Foundation of Michigan
The OA Action Alliance Lunch & Learn webinars keep you up-to-date on the latest osteoarthritis research, news and activities. Each monthly webinar begins at 12:00 pm ET and runs for 30 minutes. Webinars are free and open to the public. Webinars are archived on our website events page (URL: oaaction.unc.edu/webinar) and on the OA Action Alliance YouTube channel in case you missed one or can't get enough!