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NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases - NIAMS

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.

Review Date: July 20, 2011

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NIH National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases Information Clearinghouse

The clearinghouse provides information about various forms of arthritis and rheumatic disease and bone, muscle, and skin diseases in English, Spanish and Chinese. It distributes patient and professional education materials and refers people to other sources of information.

Review Date: July 20, 2011

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National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation is the world’s largest nonprofit patient advocacy organization serving the 7.5 million Americans with psoriasis, the most common autoimmune disease in the country, and psoriatic arthritis, an inflammatory arthritis that affects the joints and tendons. Our mission is to find a cure for psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis and to eliminate their devastating effects through research, advocacy and education. The Psoriasis Foundation has grown to become the largest charitable funder of psoriatic disease research worldwide and directly supports the most promising early-state research and emerging scientists. Advocacy staff work to shape the laws and policies that affect people with psoriatic diseases by advancing a public policy agenda to secure more federal funding for psoriatic disease research and work to remove barriers that limit access to care. The Foundation provides extensive patient and medical education through events, publications and medical outreach. Headquartered in Portland, Ore., the Foundation has local community-based divisions in Los Angeles, San Diego, Northern California, Chicago, Dallas/Ft. Worth, South Florida, Florida West Coast, New York City and Portland, Ore.

Review Date: March 20, 2013

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