Advocating for Rheumatoid Arthritis and Cardiovascular Health (ARCH) is a new program at National Jewish Health. It is designed to help patients with Rheumatoid Arthritis (RA) manage their risk of developing heart disease.


About the ARCH Program

  • Comprehensive evaluation and screening for heart disease
  • Patient case manager who helps patients manage their rheumatology and cardiology appointments
  • Free smoking cessation and weight management programs



The rheumatology care team will help patients who qualify for the ARCH program schedule the appropriate appointments.

Clinical Trials

PAH & Scleroderma Medication Study

New drug, Tecfidera, may help with pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) by reducing inflammation.

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Reasons to Visit National Jewish Health

  • The leading respiratory hospital in the nation and the only one devoted fully to the treatment of respiratory and related illnesses
  • Ranked as one of the top two hospitals in pulmonology every year since U.S. News & World Report included this category in its annual “Best Hospitals” survey
  • Ranked in the top 1 percent of hospitals in the nation by HCAHPS
  • Physicians frequently recognized as among the best in the nation by multiple services, including Best Doctors in America and Castle Connolly
  • Among the top 8 percent of organizations funded for research by the NIH, providing patients access to the latest clinical trials
  • 120 -year history of focus on care, research and education serving thousands of patients with lung, heart, immune and related disorders