The goal of Arthritis Introspective is to improve the lives of adults living with arthritis and rheumatic diseases through wellness education, empowerment, and support groups.

Resource List

Arthritis Introspective
www.arthritisintrospective.org
AI is a national nonprofit organization that improves the lives of young- and middle-aged adults living with arthritis and rheumatic diseases through wellness education, empowerment and support groups.

American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association
www.aarda.org
The AARDA provides patients with information and referrals through its national toll-free patient information hotline and website.

American Chronic Pain Association
www.theacpa.org
The ACPA offers peer support and education in pain management skills to people with pain, family and friends, and health care professionals.

American College of Rheumatology
www.rheumatology.org
The American College of Rheumatology's goal is advancing rheumatology through programs of education, research, advocacy and practice support.

Arthritis Foundation
www.arthritis.org
An organization providing public health education, pursuing public policy and legislation, and conducting evidence-based programs to improve the quality of life for those living with arthritis.

Chronic Disease Self Management Programs (CDSMP)
http://patienteducation.stanford.edu/organ/asmpsites.html
The 6-week interactive workshop consists of weekly 2-hour sessions guided by two trained instructors, at least one of which has arthritis. This program covers topic such as: techniques to deal with problems associated with arthritis, appropriate exercise, appropriate use of medications, communicating effectively with family, friends, and health professionals, nutrition and, how to evaluate new treatments.

Crescendo Bioscience
www.crescendobio.com
Crescendo Bioscience® provides quantitative, objective molecular tests to provide rheumatologists with deeper clinical insights into biology, to help enable more effective management of patients with autoimmune and inflammatory diseases.

Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation
www.ednf.org
The Ehlers-Danlos National Foundation provides information about Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome and support to people with EDS and related connective tissue disorders.

For Grace: Women in Pain
www.forgrace.org
For Grace is an organization devoted to ensuring the ethical and equal treatment of all women in pain.

Healthwell Foundation
www.healthwellfoundation.org
The HealthWell Foundation® is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, charitable organization that helps eligible individuals afford prescription medications they are taking for specific illnesses by providing financial assistance for prescription drug copayments, deductibles, and health insurance premiums.

Lupus Foundation of America
www.lupus.org
The Lupus Foundation of America is dedicated to improving the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through a comprehensive program of research, education, and advocacy.

Mother to Baby
www.mothertobaby.org
MotherToBaby, a service of the non-profit Organization of Teratology Information Specialists, is dedicated to providing evidence-based information to mothers, health care professionals, and the general public about medications and other exposures during pregnancy and while breastfeeding. Talk directly to the experts behind the most up-to-date research!

MyRAteam
www.myRAteam.com
myRAteam (www.myRAteam.com) is the social network for those living with rheumatoid arthritis. Come see why thousands have joined for free.

National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine
www.nccam.nih.gov
The National Center for Complementary & Alternative Medicine provides information on the usefulness and safety of complementary and alternative medicine  

National Fibromyalgia Association
www.fmaware.org
The National Fibromyalgia Association is a 501(c) 3 nonprofit organization whose mission is: to develop and execute programs dedicated to improving the quality of life for people with fibromyalgia

National Institutes of Health
www.nih.gov
The NIH is the nation's research agency that also provides health information on a variety of diseases, clinical trial info, and health and wellness resources.

National Osteoporosis Foundation
www.nof.org
The National Osteoporosis Foundation is dedicated to preventing osteoporosis, promoting strong bones, and
reducing human suffering through education, advocacy and research.

National Psoriasis Foundation
www.psoriasis.org
The National Psoriasis Foundation works to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education.

NeedyMeds
www.needymeds.org
NeedyMeds is a nonprofit information resource devoted to helping people in need find assistance programs to help them afford their medications and costs associated with health care.

Rheumatoid Arthritis Warrior
www.RAWarrior.com
The most comprehensive RA site on the web provides A-Z information on Rheumatoid Arthritis in an easy to read format, completely from a RAers perspective.

Rheumatoid Nurses Society
www.rnsnetwork.org
A professional organization committed to the development and education of nurses to benefit its members, patients, family and community.

Rheumatoid Patient Foundation
www.rheum4us.org
A not-for-profit organization is dedicated to improving the lives of patients with Rheumatoid diseases such as Rheumatoid Arthritis and Juvenile Arthritis through a variety of means, including research, public awareness, patient education and patient-led advocacy.

Scleroderma Foundation
www.scleroderma.org
The Scleroderma Foundation is a national nonprofit health organization dedicated to a three-fold mission of Support, Education, and Research to help fight Scleroderma.

Spondylitis Association
www.spondylitis.org
The Spondylitis Association of America mission is to be a leader in the quest to cure Ankylosing Spondylitis and related diseases, and to empower those affected to live life to the fullest.