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.

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Doctors know that patients with rheumatoid arthritis have a higher risk of developing heart disease.The ARCH program helps rheumatoid arthritis patients manage their risk of developing heart disease.

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