Featured Resources

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LAST CHANCE TO ORDER! Free Bilingual Booklet on Osteoporosis

Only limited copies remain of our easy-to-read illustrated booklet on osteoporosis! This engaging story will help your patients, family members, and community learn tips for healthy bones. The booklet has the same content in both English and Spanish. Order bulk copies soon before it's gone!

Isabel’s Story: How She and Her Family Learned About Osteoporosis and Bone Health
Isabel didn’t know she had osteoporosis until she fell and broke her wrist. In this story, Isabel and her family learn tips for getting enough calcium and steps to take for better bone health.

NIAMS Community Outreach Website Has a New Look!

We recently reorganized and expanded our Health Resources for Community Outreach pages in English and Spanish to help you find all the NIAMS health resources you need. Our newly updated pages feature free tools (available for download and sharing) to educate patients and community members about bone, joint, muscle, and skin health.

Visit the NIAMS Community Outreach website for reliable and shareable:

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Childhood Arthritis: When Joint Pain Affects Kids

Arthritis causes pain, swelling, and stiffness of your joints, the connections between bones. Arthritis is most common in adults. But it can also affect children. This is called juvenile arthritis. Learn what it is and how to care for kids with it.


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Get Fit for Life: Exercise & Physical Activity for Healthy Aging

This new guide from the National Institute on Aging can help you educate older adults about the many types and benefits of exercise and physical activity. It details how to get started and how to reduce health risks by doing activities safely, so older adults can stay healthy as they age. This free book is for everyone, including those who live with a disability or chronic health condition.

News and Events

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NIH Stands Against Structural Racism in Biomedical Research

The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has launched UNITE, a new initiative aimed at bringing an end to structural racism and racial inequalities in biomedical research. Additionally, to address long-standing health disparities and promote health equity, efforts under the UNITE initiative will seek to improve transparency, accountability, and sustainability in support for research on health disparities, minority health, and health equity.

NIAMS Creates Diversity Supplement Scholars Program

The NIAMS participates in a range of programs to promote diversity in the biomedical, behavioral, and clinical research workforce. One of these programs is the Diversity Supplement Program. The program funds the research training of individuals from underrepresented populations by enabling them to work in the labs of NIAMS-funded scientists across the country. The NIAMS aims to foster the scientific careers of the diversity scholars even after the end of the supplement period (typically 1 or 2 years). To do so, the Institute developed a way to bring together each group of diversity scholars and their mentors into annual cohorts to facilitate ongoing networking, mutual support, collaborations, and sharing of resources on career-related topics. The first cohort, established in 2020, includes 30 scholars. To see photos and read research summaries from many of these scholars, see the Scholars’ Profiles.

COVID-19 Updates

Get the latest public health information from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and the latest research information from the NIH. Additional resources include:

  • We Can Do This – COVID-19 public education tools for various audiences to increase vaccine confidence while reinforcing basic prevention measures, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) 
  • COVID-19 Vaccine Spanish-Language Radio Series – National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases, NIH 
  • Diversity and Inclusion in COVID-19 Science – Communication resources such as fact sheets, videos, and social media messages in English and Spanish, Community Engagement Alliance, NIH 
  • Multilingual COVID-19 Resources – Information about vaccines, treatments, and frequently asked questions about COVID-19 in several languages, U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

Funding Opportunities

Centers for Multiple Chronic Diseases Associated With Health Disparities: Prevention, Treatment, and Management (P50 Clinical Trial Required) (RFA-MD-21-007)

Due Date: June 23, 2021

National Institute on Minority Health and Health Disparities (NIMHD) Multiple Chronic Disease Disparities Research Coordinating Center (U24 Clinical Trial Not Allowed) (RFA-MD-21-008)

Due Date: June 11, 2021

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National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Program (MP-CPI-21-005)

The HHS Office of Minority Health is accepting applications that seek to demonstrate the effectiveness of interventions for increasing minority participation in lupus-related clinical trials to help reduce lupus-related health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority populations.

Due Date: June 29, 2021


If you would like regular information about grants and funding opportunities, subscribe to our periodic NIAMS Funding Alerts and monthly NIAMS Funding News emails. We also invite you to subscribe to the NIAMS Update e-newsletter for the latest scientific news and resources on diseases of the bones, joints, muscles, and skin. The NIAMS also publishes the Honoring Health: Resources for American Indians and Alaska Natives e-newsletter, which is distributed three times per year and highlights a different health topic for each issue, along with helpful resources for community members and health professionals.