|American College of Rheumatology|
|2200 Lake Boulevard NE|
|Phone: ||(404) 633-3777|
|Fax: ||(404) 633-1870|
|Web Address: ||www.rheumatology.org|
The American College of Rheumatology (ACR) and the Association of Rheumatology Health Professionals (ARHP, a division of ACR) are professional organizations of rheumatologists and associated health professionals who are dedicated to healing, preventing disability from, and curing the many types of arthritis and related disabling and sometimes fatal disorders of the joints, muscles, and bones. Members of the ACR are physicians; members of the ARHP include research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. Both the ACR and the ARHP provide professional education for their members.
The ACR website offers patient information fact sheets about rheumatic diseases, about medicines used to treat rheumatic diseases, and about care professionals.
|P.O. Box 7669|
|Web Address: ||www.arthritis.org|
The Arthritis Foundation provides grants to help find a cure, prevention methods, and better treatment options for arthritis. It also provides a large number of community-based services nationwide to make living with arthritis easier, including self-help courses; water- and land-based exercise classes; support groups; home study groups; instructional videotapes; public forums; free educational brochures and booklets; the national, bimonthly consumer magazine Arthritis Today; and continuing education courses and publications for health professionals.
|National Center for Complementary and AlternativeMedicine (NCCAM) Clearinghouse|
|P.O. Box 7923|
(301) 519-3153 for international calls
|Fax: ||1-866-464-3616 toll-free|
|TDD: ||1-866-464-3615 toll-free|
|Web Address: ||www.nccam.nih.gov/health/clearinghouse (orwww.nccaminfo.org/livehelp/ for live help online)|
The National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine (NCCAM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) explores complementary and alternative healing practices in the context of rigorous science, trains complementary and alternative medicine researchers, and gives out authoritative information. Send all requests for information and questions about NCCAM to the NCCAM Clearinghouse.
|National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal andSkin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health |
|1 AMS Circle|
|Phone: ||1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267) toll-free|
|Fax: ||(301) 718-6366|
|TDD: ||(301) 565-2966|
|Web Address: ||www.niams.nih.gov|
The National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) is a governmental institute that serves the public and health professionals by providing information, locating other information sources, and participating in a national federal database of health information. NIAMS supports research into the causes, treatment, and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases and supports the training of scientists to carry out this research.
The NIAMS Web site provides health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information packages about diseases.