U-TuRN Leading State Arthritis Project

The U-TuRN group led a collaborative grant proposal to the CDC to build capacity for improving arthritis care in Iowa. The funded 5-year ($1.125M) Cooperative Agreement award is the first state-level funding that Iowa has received to address arthritis care. The project is coordinated in collaboration with the Iowa Community HUB, a nonprofit organization operating as a community care hub to serve clinical and community partners in Iowa. Collectively, the team will build capacity to promote the broad dissemination of arthritis appropriate evidence-based interventions (AAEBIs) across the state. The active collaboration of an array of clinical and community partners will facilitate this reach across the state. Dissemination will be directly facilitated by the state network of county extension offices supported by ISU Extension and Outreach. Details are on the ISU Press Release.