The American College of Rheumatology’s Lupus Initiative® is a multi-faceted educational program designed to reduce disparities in the delivery of health care to patients with lupus. The initiative, Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities, is designed to improve the diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus in patient populations disproportionately affected based on race, ethnicity, and gender through the education of medical professionals in training and in practice.
We receive funding from and work closely in collaboration with the HHS Office of Minority Health to develop and disseminate targeted teaching and learning resources for medical and health care professionals, in training and in practice. The goals of these educational activities are to increase the number of medical professionals with an appropriate level of knowledge and expertise in the recognition and treatment of patients with lupus to lessen missed and/or misdiagnoses, improve communication toward greater patient adherence to treatment regimens, and to increase the number of patients who become educated about lupus in order to take an active role in their disease management. Visit our website often to take advantage of updated educational tools and other FREE resources.
- OUR COMMITMENT
- The Lupus Initiative® is committed to eliminating health disparities in lupus. It is centered on providers and soon-to-be providers because we recognize that physicians, health care professionals and trainees are uniquely positioned to have a meaningful conversation about the fundamental causes of disparities – and to take action. Read more.
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- MANAGEMENT & STAFF
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- VOLUNTEERS & PARTNERS
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- EXHIBITS & OUTREACH
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