Welcome to The Lupus Initiative®

The Lupus Initiative® is a national education program designed to reduce health disparities experienced by patients with lupus.  We develop educational resources for students and practitioners of medicine and the health professions –  CME activities, case studies, a curriculum on lupus and health disparities, communication tools and more – to  assist and support them in the diagnosis, treatment, and management of patients disproportionately affected by lupus based on race, ethnicity, and gender.  

You are invited to explore our website and access all of our FREE resources.
We hope these tools will assist you in learning more about how you can address the persistent gaps between the lupus-related health status of minorities and non-minorities, women and men, and those above and below the poverty line.

  • Not only is lupus a medically complex disease, but it also provides a unique window into social, policy and healthcare issues about which physicians, nurses, health care professionals, students and others must be informed in order to treat lupus most effectively.  Click here to read how lupus provides an important perspective on health disparities.
  • Lupus is an autoimmune disease that can affect many parts of the body, including the skin, joints, kidneys, heart, brain and nervous system, and lungs. As a result, it can also affect energy level, clarity of thought, social interactions and self-esteem. Click here for more facts and stats. 
  • Once medical, nursing and health professionals and patients know the signs, they can partner to take action and manage lupus effectively. Patients, please click here for important facts. 

Please make use of the free educational materials on this site and to return often to review the updates as our site continues to grow.



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