The Arthritis Alliance of Canada (AAC), The College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) and the Centre for Effective Practice (CEP) have developed the Osteoarthritis Tool  to provide family physicians and health care providers with key professional knowledge and skills necessary to:

    • effectively identify, assess, monitor and care for people with OA
    • help OA patients take an active role in their self-care – by providing access to the right information and resources, at the right time, with the right providers
    • help family physicians and other healthcare providers understand that OA is a common, treatable, chronic illness identify, assess, and monitor OA
    • recommend specific non-pharmacologic and pharmacologic therapies.


We encourage you to support this important initiative and share it with staff members, local stakeholders and other clinicians, and collegues:

    • Post to your website: Joint AAC-CFPC News Release; an OA Tool, and OA Tool banner
    • Post to Facebook
    • Post to Twitter using the hashtag #OATool
    • Promote this initiative among your professional networks, such as LinkedIn, using the hashtag #OATool
    • Send an OA Tool postcard by mail or email or use it as a leave-behind
    • Share your feedback and impressions on using the Tool and how it is helping in your practice in the AAC newsletter; as well;
    • Send your comments or contact Lina Gazizova This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.  if you need any further details or require additional materials.



Osteoarthritis Tool


The Arthritis Alliance of Canada ceased its operations at the end of December 2019. This website will be kept live as an archive of all AAC reports, publications and tools until end of February 2025; however, its content won’t be updated.

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