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The project addresses a critical need to improve care for patients with OA through an evidence-based, comprehensive and sustainable care model.

This exploratory clinical trial will examine a new “OA Clinic-Community CARE (OA CARE)” model, which addresses all recommended components of knee/hip OA care, includes interventions for patients and primary care clinicians, and uses a tailored approach to efficiently match treatments with patients’ needs. OA CARE involves a partnership with the YMCA of the Triangle (which covers a geographic area in and around Raleigh, NC) to deliver evidence-based lifestyle and behavioral programs.

This study will assess the feasibility of the OA CARE model and gather preliminary data to inform the design of a large, multi-site trial.

Grant Number:  1R21AR080309 – 01

You can learn more about Dr. Allen’s research efforts via this link.