There are over 100 types of arthritis. SAA focuses on only one -- yours. So no one has to face spondylitis alone.


Established in 1983, The Spondylitis Association of America (SAA) is the only nonprofit organization in the US dedicating all of its resources to improving the lives of people with spondyloarthritis. SAA is committed to advancing medical research into the causes of this often overlooked and critically underfunded family of diseases with the aim of facilitating earlier diagnoses, developing more effective treatments and effecting more positive disease outcomes. The organization’s mission is to be a leader in the quest to cure AS and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live life to the fullest. For more information, visit


SAA has four major program areas: Public & Patient Education, Research, Professional Education, and Community Based Patient Programs. SAA's programs aim to faciliate early diagnosis, effective treatment and self-help care for optimal quality of life. SAA provides information through publications, videotapes, a toll-free info line, a website with over 600 pages of content, and offers a physician referral directory. Programs include regional educational seminars, and a national network of support groups.

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