Zaher Nahle, PhD, MPA
Executive Director, ANRF
Challenging the Status Quo
Dear ANRF partner!
The challenges presented by Arthritis and associated Autoimmune Diseases are formidable and diverse. According to the CDC, 25.9 % of the adult population in the US will be diagnosed with Arthritis by 2040. Arthritis is also the top reason for medical discharge from service in the military, and the leading cause of disability among veterans and service members. In 2013 alone, the cost of arthritis-attributable medical expenditures and lost wages among US adults stood at an astonishing $303.5 billion. Clearly, the heavy burden of this disease on our economy, national security and quality of life cannot be overstated.
At ANRF, we are mindful of these realities and cognizant of the size of this foe. Undaunted, we work...