Professional and Patient Organizations

The RNS is proud to partner with a variety of professional and patient organizations in the rheumatology healthcare space. Below are just a few of those partners.

Alliance for Gout Awareness

American Gout Alliance works to reduce stigma and empower patients by improving public understanding of gout. Members collaborate on educational materials and support resources.


ACR’s mission is to empower rheumatology professionals to excel in their specialty. Partnering with The Rheumatologist, a monthly news magazine, ACR helps rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals enhance their patient care and improve their practice management.

Arthritis Foundation

Arthritis Foundation boldly pursues a cure for America's #1 cause of disability while championing the fight against arthritis with life-changing resources, science, advocacy and community connections.

Association of Women in Rheumatology

The mission of AWIR is to promote the science and practice of Rheumatology, to foster the advancement and education of women in Rheumatology, to advocate access to the highest quality health care, and the management of patients with Rheumatic diseases.

Alliance for Transparent & Affordable Prescriptions

ATAP'S mission is to address prescription drugs costs and patient access to affordable treatment by regulating PBM practices and reforming the drug industry through educational outreach and grassroots advocacy initiatives at both the state and federal level.

Coalition of State Rheumatology Organization

CSRO is comprised of over 40 state and regional professional rheumatology societies whose mission is to advocate for excellence in the field of rheumatology by ensuring access to the highest quality care for the management of rheumatologic and musculoskeletal disease.

Global Healthy Living Foundation

The mission of Global Healthy Living Foundation is to improve the quality of life for people with chronic illness. GHLF advocates for improved access to care at the community level by educating about the importance of diagnosis, early and innovative medical intervention, and long-term lifestyle improvement with the goal of improved outcomes.

Lupus and Allied Disease Association, Inc (LADA)

Founded in 1978, the Lupus and Allied Diseases Association, Inc. is a national patient-led organization that is dedicated to improving access to care and quality of life for people with lupus and allied diseases by wielding the patient voice as a catalyst to advance innovative advocacy, education, awareness, and research initiatives and ensuring that the patient perspective is included and recognized as an equal stakeholder in the healthcare, regulatory and public policy arenas and across the research continuum.

Lupus Foundation of America

The mission of the Lupus Foundation of America is to improve the quality of life for all people affected by lupus through programs of research, education, support and advocacy.

National Infusion Center Association

NICA is a nonprofit patient advocacy organization aimed to provide a national advocacy voice for non-hospital, non-oncology in-office infusion to improve access to safe, high-quality, cost-effective care.

National Organization of Rheumatology Managers

The mission of NORM is to promote and support education, expertise and advocacy for rheumatology practices and their patients.

National Psoriasis Foundation

The National Psoriasis Foundation is the world's largest nonprofit organization, serving people with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis. NPF provides information and services to help people take control of their condition while supporting research to find a cure.

Spondylitis Association of America

The Spondylitis Association of America’s mission is to be a leader in the quest to cure ankylosing spondylitis and related diseases and to empower those affected to live their lives to the fullest.