Welcome to the Central Missouri Regional Arthritis Center's (CEMRAC) guide to managing your health. If you have arthritis or a related condition such as fibromyalgia or osteoporosis; diabetes; heart disease such high blood pressure or high cholesterol; lung disease such as asthma or COPD; depression, or any other ongoing health condition then now's the time to take a step to better health. Learn new exercises, ways to reduce pain and fatigue, even how to decrease your doctor visits and manage medications. Click on the links below to find a class near you, learn about arthritis and self-management, or discover how you can get involved and offer a class in your community.
Are you looking for information and resources about arthritis and self-management?
- Read Publications About Arthritis in Missouri
Are you looking for a class?
Learn about the classes offered in Central Missouri and find a class near you.
Show Me Better Health (a chronic disease self-management program)
Would you like to become a leader and offer a class in your community?
It is widely known that individuals with chronic disease account for the largest share of healthcare resources. While there is not one right approach to address the chronic care management needs in the community, we believe a strong, sustainable investment in physical activity and self-management programs is necessary. CEMRAC partners with various organizations and volunteers to provide evidence-based programs that help people learn how to take small steps toward positive change and healthier living. Evidence-based classes provide clear, measurable community benefit while reinforcing an organization's brand as a full-service, person-centered, and wellness-focused facility.
As a part of a statewide network of 7 non-profit organizations funded by the Centers for Disease Control and the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services, our goal is to increase access and utilization of physical activity, education, and support services that improve quality of life and increase adherence to medical treatment plans. We can support you or your organization's investment by providing free training, licensure, and workshop materials which keeps your start-up costs very low.