Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month 2016!

Posted on 09/06/2016

If you have a rheumatic disease, you will probably be excited to learn about the first annual Rheumatic Disease Awareness Month that is being called RDAM 2016.

What Is RDAM 2016?


This now annual event is being sponsored by the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and came about to raise awareness for the many rheumatic diseases afflicting people today. The ACR is a group of some of the best rheumatologists and rheumatology professionals in the country who have put together an awareness campaign of:

  • Fun activities
  • A variety of resources
  • Participation tools for individuals and organizations alike

The event theme is, "Hundreds of Diseases. One Voice." This theme was created to help remind everyone that if we all speak as one voice, it will help promote public awareness and understanding about the various rheumatic diseases people are having to live with everyday. The hope is this annual event will advance the health and well-being of those individuals affected by a rheumatic disease so they can look forward to a brighter future.

What Is Considered a Rheumatic Disease?

If you have one of the many rheumatic diseases you are probably already familiar with the discomfort they bring. If you are experiencing undiagnosed aches and pains, you should consult with a board certified rheumatologist who can offer a cost-effective treatment that will make you more comfortable and one that best suits your needs. Here are some of the most common rheumatic diseases:

  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Gout
  • Bursitis 
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • And hundreds more that are less well known

When is RDAM 2016 and How Can I Participate?

RDAM 2016 will run throughout the month of September. The official RDAM 2016 hashtag is #RDAM and you can participate via social media and other outlets by using this template: RDAM 2016 Toolkit  and visiting this website: SimpleTasks.org to spread the word about this event. You can also talk with your rheumatologist about other ways you can get involved.

If you need a board certified rheumatologist, or would like more information about the RDAM 2016 event, please contact us today and let us show you how we can help.