Rheumatoid Arthritis Resources

Looking for more info on RA? Hoping to connect with others who understand you? These organizations and individuals offer the answers you want and the support you need.

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American College of Rheumatology
The American College of Rheumatology's mission is advancing rheumatology.

Arthritis Foundation
The Arthritis Foundation is the largest national nonprofit organization that supports the more than 100 types of arthritis and related conditions. 

Arthritis National Research Foundation
The charity that funds research to cure arthritis.

California Rheumatology Alliance
The California Rheumatology Alliance was founded as a nonprofit professional organization comprised of rheumatologists from community practices and medical centers throughout the state.

Rheumatology Services at Cedars-Sinai features a multidisciplinary team of experts who focus on preventing as well as diagnosing and treating rheumatic and autoimmune diseases. Because these chronic conditions can affect virtually any part of the body, Cedars-Sinai rheumatologists consult with other physician specialists, such as cardiologists, nurses, research scientists, pharmacists and occupational therapists, to develop a personalized treatment protocol for each patient. 

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations
The Coalition of State Rheumatology Organizations is a group of state or regional professional rheumatology societies formed in order to advocate for excellence in rheumatologic disease care and to ensure access to the highest quality care for the management of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal diseases.

Creaky Joints
A community for people of all ages with arthritis who want to live their lives despite their condition.

Johns Hopkins Arthritis Center

Moms with RA
Designed for moms with RA and other inflammatory or autoimmune diseases as a resource, with forums beneficial to connect with one another, get advice, give advice, learn about products to make life easier and just feel supported.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases
The mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases is to support research into the causes, treatment and prevention of arthritis and musculoskeletal and skin diseases; the training of basic and clinical scientists to carry out this research; and the dissemination of information on research progress in these diseases.

National Institutes of Health

RA Chicks
A community of women (and a small group of men) fighting RA and other forms of autoimmune arthritis.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Support Network (RASN)
RASN helps millions of people living with RA obtain easy access to accurate and up-to-date info on the condition, including disease basics, treatment options and healthy living tips.

Rheumatology Nurses Society
The Rheumatology Nurses Society is a professional organization committed to the development and education of nurses to benefit its members, patients, family and community.

Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology
The Society of Physician Assistants in Rheumatology is dedicated to providing support and resources to PAs, PA students and affiliate healthcare partners who practice rheumatology. 

April 2013