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RA CHAMP Program

For some people with rheumatoid arthritis (RA), it may be harder to find the care and the caregivers they need to manage their arthritis and other illnesses effectively. The RA CHAMP program helps these people and their families navigate and overcome some of the barriers they face every day.

What Can We Do For You?

  • Help you find the care you need in a timely manner
  • Bring together and share information with your care providers
  • Help you understand the medicines you take and any unplanned symptoms (side-effects) they might cause
  • Help you coordinate the appointments you may need for lab work, X-rays and other tests
  • Provide educational and physical activity programs that meet your needs

Information for Patients

We have put together printable handouts and videos to answer many of you questions about RA, living with RA, and your medications.  If you have concerns about your RA or your treatment, contact your doctor.

RA: Diagnosing, Treating and Living with RA

Community Engagement and RA

Heart Disease and RA

Access to Care and Services

Medications for RA

Physical Activity and RA

Our Team

Allen Anandarajah, MDAllen Anandarajah, MD, MSc
Program Director

Marsha Jackson, RNMarsha Jackson, RN
RA CHAMP Nurse Coordinator
(585) 737-8366


We wish to acknowledge the University of Rochester Medical Center for their support which has made this program possible and the assistance of Dr. Margaret-Mary Holyst with this web page and the web-based patient resources.