For Patients + Families

Below, the experts in the Division of Pediatric Rheumatology at Tufts Medical Center in Boston have provided links to valuable resources that give patients information on rheumatic diseases, the importance of the field of rheumatology and tools for living with arthritis.

Helpful Links

CARRA - the website of the Childhood Arthritis and Rheumatology Research Alliance, an organization of 380+ pediatric rheumatologists and researchers who are working together to find treatments for rheumatic diseases in children. 

Simple Tasks - a website for the American College of Rheumatology that is dedicated to educating the public about the importance of the field and increase understanding about the work of rheumatologists. 

Arthritis.org - a website created by the Arthritis Foundation that provides tools for living with the disease and opportunities to connect with people like you. 

American College of Rheumatology – the ACR has prepared information for patients about 22 rheumatic diseases, about the caregivers who treat patients with arthritis, and about several common medications used to treat rheumatic diseases.

National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS) - provides information and handouts on various rheumatologic diseases.

Nutrition Action Healthletter – a website from the Center for Science in the Public Interest dedicated to helping you maintain a healthier lifestyle.

Patient Advocacy Groups

Alliance for Lupus Research (ALR) 

Arthritis Foundation

International Still's Disease Foundation  

Lupus Foundation

National Psoriasis Foundation

Scleroderma Foundation 

Sjogren's Foundation