Educators & Students

Health Disparities in Lupus

A powerpoint presentation, individual videos—all less than 3 minutes in length— and a four part video series on implicit bias are available to support learning about health disparities in lupus.

Health Disparities in SLE

This powerpoint presentation provides an overview of health disparities in lupus. You can preview a sample of the slides, download a PDF of the full slide-set, or download the full presentation in powerpoint format, along with related videos.


Health Disparities in Lupus: Overview and Factors

In this video, Dr. Graciela Alarcòn of the University of Alabama at Birmingham and Dr. David Wofsy of the University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine provide an overview of the disparities that exist in lupus, including prevalence, manifestations, and outcomes of the disease.


Video Length: 2:40


Health Disparities in Lupus: Access to Care

Dr. Ed Yelin of the University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine shares his insights on lupus patients’ access to care and the affect poor access can have on treatment and outcomes. A lupus patient, Ivana Ford-Neal, shares the challenges she has faced in accessing care and how these challenges have impacted her.


Video Length: 2:45


Health Disparities in Lupus: Coordination of Care

Sisters, Ivana Ford-Neal and Michelle Stevens—both of whom have lupus—stress the need for doctors to work together to provide the best possible care to their patients. Dr. Ed Yelin of the University of California San Francisco, School of Medicine explains the need for “a captain of the ship” when it comes to lupus care.


Video Length: 2:01


Health Disparities in Lupus: The Importance of Cultural Competency

Dr. Graciela Alarcòn of the University of Alabama at Birmingham explains the benefits of providing culturally competent care to patients with lupus. She discusses the need for language support, cultural knowledge, and a diverse health care staff.


Video Length: 1:05


Health Disparities in Lupus: Manifestations and Outcomes

Dr. Graciela Alarcòn of the University of Alabama at Birmingham discusses differences in lupus outcomes based on race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status.


Video Length: 2:30


Health Disparities in Lupus: Cultural Competence

This data-based vignette provides a real world example of how patient care can be impacted by cultural differences.

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Health Disparities in Lupus: The Role of Perspectives in Lupus Care

This four-part video series examines how unconscious biases in the thinking of both patients and physicians impacts the diagnosis and treatment of lupus. Essays, quizzes, and additional resources are included.

THE ROLE OF PERSPECTIVES IN LUPUS CARE