about Simple Tasks


Simple Tasks Campaign

Simple Tasks is a public awareness campaign by the American College of Rheumatology that strives to increase awareness of rheumatic diseases and the work of rheumatologists, as well as implement favorable public policy in the United States.

In September 2011, the American College of Rheumatology (ACR) launched the Simple Tasks™ campaign. Simple Tasks aims to:

  • Educate lawmakers, administration officials, think tanks and advocacy groups on the importance of rheumatology
  • Increase the understanding of the work of rheumatologists
  • Lay a foundation of awareness that creates support for more favorable public policy

Simple Tasks aims to answer questions like what is a rheumatologist, what is rheumatoid arthitis and other common forms of arthritis, and what are the best treatment options for the millions of Americans and caregivers affected by rheumatic diseases? By increasing the visibility of rheumatic diseases, how they affect millions of patients and the role of the specialists who treat them, the ACR hopes influencers will recognize the value, understand the issues, and make decisions that support rheumatology and the patients served by the rheumatology health care team.


Rheumatic Disease Congressional Champions

Simple Tasks recognizes leaders like Michael Burgess, Lois Capps and David McKinley for their commitment to ensuring that all patients have access to safe, affordable and effective treatments. Our Congressional champions play an instrumental role in advancing rheumatology. Their support for critical funding and key policy provisions has helped protect millions of patients across the country.