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A Year of Health
A Guide to a Healthy 2014
for You and Your Family

Health tips and information about
bones, joints, muscles, and skin

The planner, A Year of Health, was created to provide Asian American and Pacific Islander individuals with information and resources about staying healthy and managing conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin.

Download the health planner

It was developed by the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS). As part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), the NIAMS supports scientific medical research that helps people live healthier lives. The facts and information in the health planner are based on proven studies.

The publications and Federal resources referenced in the health planner are listed below.

Information



The Federal Government has free, easy-to-read publications about conditions of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. You can order the planners and other titles and topics from the NIAMS, NIH, by visiting the NIAMS Publication Ordering System at http://catalog.niams.nih.gov or by calling toll free at 877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966). Some of these publications are available in Spanish, Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese.

For Asian-language materials, please click here.

Pain

For additional titles and topics from the NIAMS, visit http://catalog.niams.nih.gov.


For more information about clinical trials, visit http://clinicalresearchtrials.nih.gov.

Other Federal Resources



Additional health resources for you and your family from the following HHS agencies:

National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.
http://www.nih.gov

Clinical Trials
http://clinicalresearchtrials.nih.gov

National Institute on Aging
http://www.nia.nih.gov

Go4Life program
http://go4life.nia.nih.gov

Senior Health
http://nihseniorhealth.gov

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
http://www.ninds.nih.gov

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Arthritis Program is working to improve the quality of life for people affected by arthritis and other rheumatic conditions by working with states and other partners to increase awareness about appropriate arthritis self-management activities and expanding the reach of programs proven to improve the quality of life for people with arthritis.
http://www.cdc.gov

Key Public Health Messages
http://www.cdc.gov/arthritis/basics/key.htm

Health Resources and Services Administration

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable.
http://www.hrsa.gov

HRSA in Your State
http://hrsainyourstate.hrsa.gov

Find a Health Center
http://findahealthcenter.hrsa.gov

Indian Health Service

The Indian Health Service (IHS) is responsible for providing Federal health services to American Indians and Alaska Natives. The mission is to raise the physical, mental, social, and spiritual health of American Indians and Alaska Natives to the highest level.
http://www.ihs.gov

Contact the nearest IHS facility for more information on local health resources and medical assistance for eligible recipients of IHS health care. The following website includes a directory of areas and facilities:
http://www.ihs.gov/findhealthcare

Office of Minority Health

The Office of Minority Health (OMH) is dedicated to improving the health of racial and ethnic minority populations through the development of health policies and programs that will help eliminate health disparities.
http://www.minorityhealth.hhs.gov

Office on Women’s Health

The Office on Women’s Health (OWH) works to improve the health and sense of well-being of all U.S. women and girls. OWH serves as the focal point for women’s health activities within HHS offices and agencies. OWH leads programs to improve women’s health and collaborates across HHS and with other partners on women’s health activities.
http://www.womenshealth.gov

http://www.girlshealth.gov

You can order these resources by calling 800–994–9662 (toll free).

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration’s (SAMHSA) mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America’s communities.
http://www.samhsa.gov

You can order resources by calling 877–SAMHSA–7 (877–726–4727) (TTY: 800–487–4889).