Joint Sources

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Many excellent information sources on arthritis are available from government and private organizations. A comprehensive list is posted on the American Society on Aging website at www.asaging.org/media/cdc.cfm as part of the media-awareness project ASA has developed with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Simply click on "CDC New Backgrounder: Arthritis and Elders." Following is a selection of sources.

Materials and information on programs around the United States are available online from the Arthritis Program of CDC's National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion. The center's home page for arthritis information and additional links is at www.cdc.gov/nccdphp/arthritis/in dex.htm. By clicking on "Health Communications Campaign," visitors to the site can get posters, handouts and other information for the "Physical Activity. The Arthritis Pain Reliever" public information project. Generally, the site is worth exploring for articles, statistics, charts and other informational nuggets. For more information, contact the center at (770) 488-5131 or cfcinfo@cdc.gov.

In addition, the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), part of the National Institutes of Health, provides numerous handouts, such as on osteoarthritis or rheumatoid arthritis, as well as reports, question-and-answer sheets, and related materials in English or Spanish. …