Within the limitations of available funding, the Division shall establish the Arthritis Prevention and Control Program to increase public knowledge and raise public awareness relating to arthritis and to educate persons with arthritis, their families, health care professionals, providers of health care and the public on matters relating to arthritis, including, without limitation:
The causes and nature of arthritis;
The factors that increase the risk of a person developing arthritis and the importance of early diagnosis of arthritis;
The appropriate treatment of arthritis;
Effective strategies to prevent or delay the development of arthritis;
The prevention and management of pain caused by arthritis; and
Effective interventions to reduce disability and improve the quality of life of persons with arthritis.
The Arthritis Prevention and Control Program must be established in accordance with the objectives set forth in the National Arthritis Action Plan established by the Arthritis Foundation, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Association of State and Territorial Health Officials.