Health Care Management
When you or your child have arthritis, you may need to see a number of health care workers to help you feel better. These health care professionals make up your health care team. Together, they can advise you about medicines and exercise and can help you cope with living with arthritis.
But remember, YOU and your family are in charge of your health. By being the leader of your health care team, you can make sure your health care team is working together to help you live a happy, healthy life.
- Find arthritis specialists in your area
- Finding the right doctor for you
- Be prepared for your doctor visit
Cover the Uninsured Campaign
Let's make sure that no child is left behind or uninsured this school year. The Covering Kids and Families Back-to-School Campaign takes place every August and September to let parents know that low-cost or free health care coverage is available for their children. There are programs available in every state and the District of Columbia. Find out if you are eligible or help get the word out.
For Medical Professionals
If you are health care provider, please click here.
Achieve best outcomes for children with rheumatic disease by learning about:
- American College of Rheumatology (ACR) Guidelines for Referral of Children and Adolescents to Pediatric Rheumatologists, endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- American College of Rheumatology (ACR) "Guidelines for Ophthalmologic Examinations in Children with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis", endorsed by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP)
- Pediatric Rheumatology Centers in the United States
- Guidelines to Pediatric Surgical Specialists (AAP)
- HRSA Report on Pediatric Rheumatology Workforce: A Study of the Supply and Demand of Pediatric Rheumatologist
- Child Health and Health Care Quality
- ARHQ: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality – Research Activities and newsletter
- 20 Tips to Help Prevent Medical Errors in Children: AHRQ Publication No. 02-P034 Current as of September 2002