by Alan R

Resource Guide for Gout

RESOURCES

Address: PO Box 7669 Atlanta, GA 30357-0669

Phone: 1-800-283-7800 (for information and materials)

Internet address: http://www.arthritis.org

Description of services provided: This is the main voluntary organization devoted to arthritis. The foundation publishes free pamphlets on many types of arthritis and a monthly magazine that provides up-to-date information on arthritis. In addition, the foundation provides physician and clinic referrals.

RESOURCES

Address: C/O National Institutes of Health 1 AMS Circle Bethesda, MD 20892–3675

Phone: 1-301-495–4484

Internet address: http://www.niams.nih.gov

Description of services provided: This is a public service sponsored by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases. It provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. The clearinghouse distributes patient and professional education materials.

RESOURCES

Address: 1800 Century Place, Suite 250 Atlanta, GA 30345

Phone: 1-404-633-3777

Internet address: http://www.rheumatology.org

Description of services provided: ACR is a professional organization of rheumatologists and associated health professionals, including physicians, research scientists, nurses, physical and occupational therapists, psychologists, and social workers. The ACR seeks to increase research in the rheumatic diseases, increase federal funding for research in the rheumatic diseases, and advocate for public policy relating to the care of people with arthritis and other rheumatic diseases.

Revision Information

  • Reviewer: Brian Randall
  • Review Date: 09/2012
  • Update Date: 09/11/2012

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