Other Places To Get Help
|American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS)|
|6300 North River Road|
|Rosemont, IL 60018-4262|
|Phone: ||1-800-346-AAOS (1-800-346-2267)|
|Fax: ||(847) 823-8125|
|Web Address: ||www.aaos.org|
The American Academy of Orthopaedic Surgeons (AAOS) provides information and education to raise the public's awareness of musculoskeletal conditions, with an emphasis on preventive measures. The AAOS Web site contains information on orthopedic conditions and treatments, injury prevention, and wellness and exercise.
|American College of Rheumatology|
|1800 Century Place|
| Suite 250|
|Atlanta, GA 30345|
|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 Web site offers patient information fact sheets about rheumatic diseases, about medicines used to treat rheumatic diseases, and about care professionals.
|Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JA Alliance)|
|P.O. Box 7669|
|Atlanta, GA 30357-0669|
|Web Address: ||www.arthritis.org/ja-alliance-main.php|
The Juvenile Arthritis Alliance (JA Alliance or JAA) is a virtual community connected through the Arthritis Foundation Web site. Its members are parents, volunteers, health professionals, and anyone who is affected by juvenile arthritis. The JAA works to reach children and families with developmentally appropriate quality programs and services. Such programs and services include national and regional JA conferences, juvenile arthritis camps, evidence-based JA programs, and chapter level informational workshops (family days that focus on children and youth newly diagnosed with arthritis and on their families). The JAA Web site includes information on juvenile arthritis issues such as treatment and dealing with juvenile arthritis in everyday life. The Web site also offers information on networking, advocacy, and research.
|Kids on the Block|
|9385-C Gerwig Lane|
|Columbia, MD 21046-1583 |
|Phone: ||1-800-368-KIDS (1-800-368-5437)|
|Fax: ||(410) 290-9358|
|Web Address: ||www.kotb.com|
Kids on the Block features life-size puppets in educational programs that enlighten children and adults on the issues of disability awareness, medical and educational differences, and social concerns. Kids on the Block has a strong commitment to providing communities with programs that address children's questions, concerns, and needs in a lively and entertaining manner. Curricula are developed for juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, asthma, brain injury, and many other topics. Most programs are designed for school-aged children and are interactive during live presentations. An Early Learning Series for children ages 3 to 6 is available on video.
|National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health |
|1 AMS Circle|
|Bethesda, MD 20892-3675|
|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.