“Of all the forms of inequality, injustice in health care is the most shocking and inhumane.” Martin Luther King, Jr.

MUSCULOSKELETAL DISPARITIES
THREATEN THE HEALTH OF THE NATION

Our Vision

Movement is Life is a multi-disciplinary coalition seeking to eliminate racial, ethnic and gender disparities in muscle and joint health by promoting physical mobility to improve quality of life among women who are African American, Hispanic/Latina or live in rural communities.

Caucus Chair

Mary I. O’Connor, MD
Chair, Movement Is Life Caucus
Co-founder and Chief Medical Officer, Vori Health
Professor Emerita of Orthopedics, Mayo Clinic
Past Professor of Orthopaedics and Rehabilitation, Yale School of Medicine
Past Director, Center for Musculoskeletal Care, Yale School of Medicine and Yale New Haven Health

Our Mission

Decrease musculoskeletal health disparities among women and racial/ethnic minorities by raising awareness of their impact on chronic disease management and quality of life. By promoting the importance of early intervention, we seek to slow musculoskeletal disease progression, reduce disability and encourage physical activity and daily movement to improve the overall health of the nation.

Strategic Objectives

To Reduce Musculoskeletal Health Disparities at the Patient, Healthcare Provider, Community and Policy Levels.

Resources

Participating Organizations

American Academy of Physician Assistants

American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons

American Association of Latino Orthopaedic Surgeons

American Association of Nurse Practitioners

American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics

American Osteopathic Association

American Physical Therapy Association

Association of periOperative Registered Nurses

Conference of National Black Churches

J. Robert Gladden Orthopaedic Society

National Association of Orthopaedic Nurses

National Black Nurses Association

National Hispanic Medical Association

National Medical Association

Nth Dimensions Education Solutions

Osteoarthritis Action Alliance

Philadelphia FIGHT

Ruth Jackson Orthopaedic Society

The Root Cause Coalition

To Our Children’s Future with Health

United States Bone and Joint Initiative

W. Montague Cobb/NMA Health Institute