Community Outreach Initiative

March is National Kidney Month!

Did you know that lupus nephritis—a kidney disease caused by lupus—is more common in certain minority groups? This month, join us in raising awareness among your loved ones and the community about the impact of lupus and lupus nephritis.

Welcome to the NIAMS Community Outreach website! Whether you are a health care provider or community organizer, this website will connect you with free resources about bones, joints, muscles, and skin as you plan your outreach efforts and community events. The information on this website has been organized to make it easier for you to find the resources you need to educate your patients and community members about bone, joint, muscle, and skin health.

Use our e-toolkit to help spread the word about health conditions that affect bones, joints, muscles, and skin. Also, take a look at the upcoming health observances to help plan your outreach activities. If you need help selecting publications for your audience, contact our information specialists by email at or toll free at 1–877–226–4267 (TTY: 301–565–2966).