EULAR Public Affairs: Areas of interest

Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Diseases (RMDs) is a multifaceted issue affecting not only the health conditions of individuals, but often affecting their social and economic inclusion and their independent living. Given the prevalence of these conditions in our societies, they also have a severe impact on the sustainability of health care and social security systems.

Hence, reducing the burden of these conditions on individuals and societies requires better public health policies and health care services to improve the prevention and treatment of these diseases. But it also requires a stronger commitment in areas such as research and innovation (for the improvement of our understanding and care of these diseases) as well as in employment and social affairs (for improving the living and working conditions of impaired or disabled people).

Related Information

What are RMDs?

Read the EULAR Q&A on Rheumatic & Musculoskeletal diseases (RMDs) to find out what they - and what problems they pose to individuals and society. Click here.

Read the definition in translation here

Click on the links below to find out more about Research, public health and employment and social affairs:

Research, public health as well as employment and social affairs are the three main policy areas EULAR has prioritised for its Public Affairs activities.