The Lupus Initiative® collaborates with many experts, stakeholders and organizations doing important work to achieve the common goal of improving outcomes for people living with lupus, and we have benefited immensely from the expertise of a myriad of talented and dedicated volunteers committed to the work of reducing the disparities in care and outcomes experienced by many who suffer from this complex disease.

Lupus warrants particular attention and focus because it is considered by many to be the best case study for scrutinizing a broad spectrum of pointed, real-time medical, social, policy and health care issues. As such, the fight against health disparities in lupus requires a wide range of partners and perspectives. To learn more about the relationship between lupus and health disparities, please click here.

Moreover, because lupus can involve multiple organ systems and because its course is influenced significantly by patients themselves, the Initiative also has significant relationships with primary care and specialist providers, patients and their allies. Learn more about team-based medical care here.

Our partners over the years have included:

American Association of Physician Assistants
American Association of Nurse Practitioners
Association of Minority Health Professions Schools, Inc.
Association of American Indian Physicians
Auxiliary National Medical Association
Centers for Disease Control & Prevention
East Carolina University, Brody School of Medicine
Emory University School of Medicine
Feinstein Institute
Georgetown University
Grady Memorial Hospital
Hospital for Special Surgery
Lupus Foundation of America, Inc
Lupus Research Institute
Meharry Medical College
Morehouse School of Medicine
National AHEC Organization
National Association of Hispanic Nurses
National Center for Cultural Competency at Georgetown University
National Hispanic Medical Association
National Medical Association
Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
SLE Lupus Foundation
University of California, San Francisco School of Medicine
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Minority Health
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Surgeon General
US Department of Health and Human Services, Office on Women’s Health