Teen Health Course 3

Chapter 19: Noncommunicable Diseases

Student Web Activities - Lesson 3 - Taking Positive Action

Taking Positive Action


One of the most empowering things you can do is take action to help find a cure for diseases such as diabetes, cancer, or MS. Taking action can be something as simple as participating in a run to benefit medical research or as complex as writing an article. On the Web site below, you will learn how people who are taking action to raise awareness and money for arthritis research. As you read, think about how some of these activities could be used to help find a cure for a disease you are interested in.

Link to explore : The Arthritis Foundation:



  • Start at the Arthritis Foundation Web site.
  • Click on "Events and Programs" and read the page on "Joints in Motion." Then click on and read the "Arthritis Walk," and "Golf Events," and "Hero of the Year" links.
  • Take notes as you read.
  • When you are done reading, answer the questions below.
  • Finally, using the information from the link create your own plan to help find a cure for one of the diseases mentioned in this lesson.

What is "Joints in Motion" and what do its members do?
What is the "Arthritis Walk," and what is the purpose of the walk?
What organizations benefit from the golf tournament known as the Irish America's Cup?
How many Americans have arthritis and chronic joint pain?
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