Founded in 2015, CreakyJoints Australia is the go-to source for Australian arthritis patients and their families who are seeking education, support, advocacy and participation in patient-centred research. Our mission is to empower Australians living with arthritis to put themselves at the centre of their own care by vocalising their treatment preferences and working in partnership with their healthcare providers. CreakyJoints Australia connects arthritis patients with current and relevant disease-specific information and support, across a spectrum of arthritis conditions (of which there are more than 200), using a diverse set of digital platforms (website, social media and apps). CreakyJoints Australia provides opportunities for members to proactively advocate for themselves and their families, and to participate in research that will broaden the global understanding of arthritis management.
CreakyJoints Australia is part of the U.S. based Global Healthy Living Foundation (GHLF), a non-profit organisation whose mission is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness.
Australia-wide programming and services, modelled after activities that have already successfully networked hundreds of thousands of patients and families from all 50 U.S. states (and Puerto Rico), will be adapted for the Australian market and to address the unmet needs of the Australian patient community.
CreakyJoints Australia provides a positive environment, totally free-of-charge to patients and their families, thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, corporate philanthropists, funding from the Patient Centered Outcomes Research Institute and other private foundation support.
CreakyJoints Australia is coordinated by Naomi Creek, a longtime advocate for people living with arthritis and related diseases. To learn more about Naomi, click here. To read a letter to our Australian community from CreakyJoints co-founder and president Seth Ginsberg, click here.