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Health Indicator Report of Arthritis - Monitoring Reach of Evidence-based Programs

It is important to monitor participation in evidence-based programs. Increased interest from the United States Congress, and an emphasis on accountability highlights the importance of monitoring these data. The data may be used to measure growth and distribution of programs, and allows for comparison of participation in programs by state.

Participation in Evidenced-Based Arthritis Programs (AFSHP, AFEP, AFAP, CDSMP, EnhanceFitness) by Quarter, Utah, 2005-2013


* Prior to July 2008, new participants who had never attended a class, and ongoing participants who returned to or continued to enroll in an ongoing program were counted. Aquatics participants were also counted prior to July of 2008. Since July 2008, aquatics participants are not included in the count of participants. Beginning in July 2008 only new participants in approved evidenced-based programs are counted. In 2010, ongoing participants are counted from January through June, but may not be counted during July through December.

Data Sources

  • Arthritis Foundation Utah/Idaho Chapter
  • Mini-Grant Recipients

Data Interpretation Issues

Prior to July of 2008, new participants who had never attended a class, ongoing participants who continued to enroll in an ongoing program and aquatics participants were counted. Beginning in July 2008 only new participants in approved evidenced-based programs are counted. In 2010, ongoing participants are counted from January through June, but may not be counted during July through December.


Reach refers to the reported number of people who attend an evidence-based self-management or exercise program during a specified reporting period.


Number of people who attended an evidence-based arthritis or chronic disease self-management or exercise program.


Not applicable.

Healthy People Objective AOCBC-8:

Increase the proportion of adults with doctor-diagnosed arthritis who have had effective, evidence-based arthritis education as an integral part of the management of their condition
U.S. Target: 11.7 percent
State Target: 12.1 percent

What Is Being Done?

The Utah Arthritis Program (UAP) is working with our partners who receive mini-grants to perform community-based education to promote evidence-based self-management programs.

Available Services

Ability First 491 N. Freedom Blvd. Provo, UT 84601 Active Re-Entry 10 S. Fairgrounds Road Price, UT 84501 Arthritis Foundation Great West Region 448 E. 400 S. #103 Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Arthritis Foundation Aquatics Program Arthritis Foundation Exercise Program Arthritis Foundation Walk With Ease Program Phone: (801) 536-0990 Contact: Leslie Nelson Bear River Health Department Phone: (435) 792-6521 Contact: Kim Bales or David Watkins Central Utah Public Health Dept. 70 Westview Drive Richfield, Utah 84701 Phone: (435) 896-5451 ext. 341 Contact: Sarah Bagley Communidades En Accion (Provides courses in Spanish) Phone: (801) 265-1111 Contact: Olga Rubiano Davis County Health Department 22 South State Street Clearfield, UT 84015 Phone: (801) 525-5087 Contact: Jessica Hardcastle Dixie Regional Medical Center 652 S. Medical Drive St. George, Utah 84790 Phone: (435) 251-1000 Contact: Teri Koenig EnhanceFitness Salt Lake County Healthy Aging Phone: (385) 468-3083 Contact: Nichole Shepherd Evidence-based Programs Five County Association of Governments (AAA) 1070 W. 1600 S. Bldg. B PO Box 1550 St. George, Utah 84771 Phone: (435) 673-3548 Contact: Carrie Schonlaw and Tracy Heavyrunner Gunnison Valley Hospital 64 E. 100 N. Gunnison, UT 84634 Intermountain Healthcare 36 S. State Street, 22nd Floor Salt Lake City, UT 84111 Phone: (801) 442-3554 Contact: Mikelle Moore National Tongan American Society Phone: (801) 558-4051 Contact: O. Fahina Pasi or Ivoni Nash Rheumatologists in Utah Salt Lake County Active Aging Program 2001 South State Street Phone: (801) 468-2761 Contact: Emma Houston San Juan County Area Agency on Aging 117 S. Main Street P.O. Box 9 Monticello, UT 84535 Southeastern Area Agency on Aging 375 S. Carbon ave. P.O. Box 1106 Price, UT 84501 The Orthopedic Specialty Hospital 5770 S. 300 E. Murray, Utah 84123 Phone: (801) 314-4100 Tooele County Aging and Adult services 151 N. Main Street Tooele, Utah 84074 Phone: (435) 277-2462 Contact: Sherrie Ahlstrom University of Utah Department of Immunology and Rheumatology School of Medicine 50 North Medical Drive Salt Lake City, Utah 84132 Phone: (801) 538-3910 University of Utah Clinics Phone: (801) 587-6658 Contact: Judith McCracken Utah Area Agencies on Aging Utah Division of Aging and Adult Services Department of Human Resources 195 N. 1950 W. Salt Lake City, Utah Phone: (801) 538-3925 Contact: Charlotte Vincent Website: Utah Arthritis Program Bureau of Health Promotion P.O. Box 142107 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-2107 Phone: (801) 538-9458 Utah County Health Department Justice Building 151 S. University Ave. Provo, UT 84601 Contact: Patty Cross (801) 851-7528 or Marla Brannum (801) 851-7082 Utah Navajo Health System P.O. Box 130 East Hwy 262 Montezuma Creek, UT 84534 Valley Mental Health 5965 S. 900 E. Murray, Utah 84121 Phone: (801) 263-7100 Contact: Jona Nasink-Curry Veteran's Affairs 500 Foothill Drive Salt Lake City, UT 84148 Weber Human Services AAA 237 26th Street #320 Ogden, UT84401-3105 Phone: (801) 778-6834 Contact: Jesse Garcia Weber/Morgan Health Department 477 23rd Street Ogden, UT 84401 Phone: (801) 399-7100 Contact: Rochelle Creager 801-399-7187 or Megan Passey 801-399-7192

Health Program Information

The mission of the Utah Arthritis Program (UAP) is to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis. The UAP is focused on increasing participation in programs proven to help people with arthritis. The UAP is working closely with the CDC, the Arthritis Foundation Great West Region, aging services, local health departments, the University of Utah, and others to build a comprehensive, effective program.
Page Content Updated On 06/13/2013, Published on 07/01/2013
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