Walk With Ease Training and Support

Walk with Ease is an evidence-based, physical activity program developed by the Arthritis Foundation. It was originally designed to support older adults with arthritis, but is now endorsed by the CDC as a lifestyle management program. A research team with the Iowa State University (ISU) Translational Research Network (aka U-TuRN) has developed a number of enhancements to further support programming and these versions are available through the HUB as part of a collaborative effort with the Arthritis Foundation and the National Association for Chronic Disease Directors to disseminate the program.

Agencies and organizations can refer participants into the statewide delivery of the self-directed program but there are also opportunities for organizations to receive training and support to deliver group or hybrid (enhanced) versions of Walk with Ease in communities at a local level. Groups interested in training and support receive free access to the online Walk with Ease training course offered by the Arthritis Foundation as well as free access to a customized online portal to facilitate program delivery and participant engagement. Additional information is provided below.

Overview Video

This short informational video provides foundational information about Walk with Ease and our approach for training and supporting community – based organizations.

Walk With Ease Portal

An advantage for organizations that enroll through our standardized implementation process is the access to the online Walk with Ease portal for their participants.

Interest Form

If you would like to learn more about our process and the support we provide please complete this short interest form.

Project Website

Details on the project and additional information for organizations is available on the project website.

Self-Directed Walk With Ease Flyer

Organizations can use this flyer to promote self-directed Walk with Ease. Planning for your own program, we can help you promote your In-Person Group Walk With Ease program.

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