The NIAMS initiates partnership programs to accelerate research, raise awareness of NIAMS research activities, and provide health care services to clinical studies for people affected by arthritis, musculoskeletal, and skin diseases.

Accelerating Medicines Partnership
The NIH, pharmaceutical companies, and nonprofit organizations created the Accelerating Medicines Partnership (AMP) to develop new ways of identifying and validating promising biological targets for diagnostics and drug development.

Community Health Clinic
The NIAMS Community Health Clinic provides health care services and referrals to clinical studies for people affected by arthritis, lupus, and other rheumatic diseases.

Community Outreach
The NIAMS participates in a range of activities and events to raise awareness of NIAMS research activities and disseminate health information to improve health.

NIAMS Coalition
The NIAMS Coalition is an independent consortium of nearly 90 professional and voluntary organizations that are devoted to raising awareness of NIAMS research.

NIH and NASA
The NIH and NASA have a strong history of collaboration and share many interests in the life and health sciences. As research opportunities emerge, the NIH and NASA continue to explore new ways to develop partnerships that serve shared scientific interests.

Osteoarthritis Initiative
The Osteoarthritis Initiative (OAI) is a multicenter, longitudinal, prospective observational study of knee osteoarthritis.

Last Reviewed: 03/24/2017