NIAMS National Multicultural Outreach Initiative

As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), the mission of the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) 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.

NIH, the nation’s medical research agency, includes 27 Institutes and Centers and is a component of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). NIH is the primary Federal agency conducting and supporting basic, clinical, and translational medical research, and is investigating the causes, treatments, and cures for both common and rare diseases.

To order A Year of Health planners, visit the NIAMS Publication Ordering System or call the NIAMS toll free at 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966). Orders are limited to addresses in the United States and its territories.

For more on the free, easy-to-read information available in A Year of Health planners, please click on the above multicultural group that most interests you.

For more information about NIAMS multicultural outreach, please visit:

To order free, easy-to-read publications about conditions of the bones, joints, muscles and skin, visit the NIAMS Publication Ordering System at or call toll free: 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966).

Please visit the E-Toolkit to access additional information and resources to conduct outreach to multicultural communities.