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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 Native people 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.


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 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 additional titles and topics from the NIAMS, visit

For more information about clinical trials, visit

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.

Clinical Trials

National Institute on Aging

Go4Life program

Senior Health

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

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.

Key Public Health Messages

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.

HRSA in Your State

Find a Health Center

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.

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:

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.

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.

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.

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