NIAMS has updated a set of flyers with descriptions of the Institute's resources for community outreach and where to find shareable content related to bones, joints, muscles, and skin health in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese. The flyers available on the NIAMS website are also offered in English and Spanish. We encourage you to print them to share at health fairs, community events, and health centers.
The National Institutes of Health (NIH) Community Engagement Alliance (CEAL) recently updated its Long COVID web page with three new fact sheets that focus on how community-based organizations can share Long COVID information with their communities and how study volunteers can help scientists understand more about the condition. The updated web page also has links to clinical trials and other resources. Most of the resources are also available in Spanish.
April Is National Minority Health Month
Many people from racial and ethnic minority groups and American Indian and Alaska Native communities experience conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. National Minority Health Month is an opportunity to learn about these conditions and to share resources and information with your patients and community members.
May Is National Asian American, Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander Heritage Month
Many Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders experience conditions and diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. Take the opportunity to learn about these conditions and share resources and information with your patients and community members. NIAMS has health information in Chinese, Korean, and Vietnamese on some of the topics that affect people who speak these languages. Visit the Asian-Language Resources page for more information.
For more upcoming health observances, visit the NIAMS Health Observances page.
Physical activity is an important part of healthy aging. The National Institute on Aging recently added health information articles in Spanish about the benefits of exercise and physical activity, and how to get started and stay motivated.
With all the fitness fads and conflicting health advice flooding our news feeds, it can be hard to catch people’s attention with the physical activity messages that matter. The Move Your Way campaign can help.
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Disease Prevention and Health Promotion developed the Move Your Way campaign to share key recommendations from the second edition of the Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans. Rather than a one-size-fits-all approach, Move Your Way emphasizes personalized, practical strategies that people can use to fit more activity into their busy lives, while clearly communicating the amount and types of physical activity Americans need to stay healthy.
You can help spread the word! The Move Your Way campaign has resources for health professionals, organizations, and communities to reach adults, parents, kids, and older adults. Use the available fact sheets, posters, videos, and interactive tools in English and Spanish to motivate people to be more active and start feeling the benefits of physical activity today.
NIAMS has launched an updated online multimedia library showcasing nearly 200 high-quality scientific images, photos, and illustrations that are meant for the scientific and health care professional community to download free of charge. The media, educators, and organizations that produce health and science information can also browse and download images for their use. We invite you to explore the NIAMS Multimedia Library often, as it will expand as new resources become available.
Visit the multimedia library to access and share digital assets from NIAMS.
Note: The resources are not intended for commercial use.
Now Recruiting Study Participants: The Biomarkers for Evaluating Spine Treatments (BEST) Clinical Trial
Chronic lower-back pain is a common condition that affects millions of people across the country. The Biomarkers for Evaluating Spine Treatments (BEST) clinical trial is a study designed to learn which lower-back pain treatments are most effective for people based on their own unique traits (known as biomarkers). This study, which is taking place in clinical sites across the United States, is using a precision medicine approach to help researchers learn how different people respond to different treatments. Precision medicine aims to understand how a person’s genetics, environment, and lifestyle can help determine the best approach to prevent or treat disease. The trial is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) Helping to End Addiction Long-term® Initiative as part of the Back Pain Consortium Research Program. To learn more about the study, please visit the BEST web page.
The U.S. Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB) Office of the Chief Statistician released an initial set of recommended revisions proposed by an Interagency Technical Working Group to revise OMB’s statistical standards for collecting and reporting race and ethnicity data across federal agencies.
The Working Group wants to hear directly from the American people. The public’s participation in this process will play a critical role in helping the Working Group improve the way federal agencies safely and accurately collect and use information on the race and ethnicity of our diverse America.
Interested stakeholders can visit the Working Group’s website, read the full Federal Register Notice, participate in one of the Working Group’s virtual, bi-monthly listening sessions or upcoming public virtual town halls, and schedule a listening session. The deadline for submitting comments is April 12, 2023.