The Vascular Disease Foundation is a nonprofit organization that provides information and support for patients and their families about vascular diseases. It also provides information and education for health professionals. This organization also provides public education through its press releases, website, and printed materials.
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 Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and
Skin Diseases (NIAMS), National Institutes of Health
1 AMS Circle
Bethesda, MD 20892-3675
1-877-22-NIAMS (1-877-226-4267) toll-free
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 website provides
health information referrals to the NIAMS Clearinghouse, which has information
packages about diseases.
300 Rosewood Drive
Danvers, MA 01923
1-800-722-HOPE (1-800-722-4673) (978) 463-5843
The Scleroderma Foundation's mission is threefold:
support, education, and research. The foundation aims to help patients and
their families cope with scleroderma through mutual support programs, peer
counseling, physician referrals, and educational information. It promotes
public awareness and education through patient and health professional
seminars, literature, and publicity campaigns. The foundation also stimulates
and supports research to improve treatment and ultimately find the cause of and
cure for scleroderma and related diseases.