Community Health Workers (CHWs)
The following programs were developed to help increase understanding among Community Healthcare Workers (CHWs)’ of the signs and symptoms of lupus, and ultimately raising lupus awareness and decreasing time to diagnosis in the communities that they serve.
American Indian/Alaskan Native (AI/AN) Project
The ACR’s AI/AN Project titled, Illuminating Lupus, was developed to educate non-rheumatology providers who serve AI/AN communities about recognizing the signs and symptoms of lupus, the risks of lupus for those communities and making appropriate referrals to specialists.
Access Illuminating Lupus Educational Materials:
ACR Illuminating Lupus Educational Presentation
The ACR’s Illuminating Lupus educational presentation is designed to be utilized to educate your fellow community health leaders and CHWs about lupus and provide them with tools to discuss lupus in their communities.
Objectives of this presentation include:
- Recognize the signs and symptoms of lupus
- Understand impact of lupus on a person’s life and the AI/AN community
- Raise lupus awareness among CHWs and individuals working in AI/AN communities
- Know how to support a person with lupus
View Illumination Lupus Recorded Presentation
ACR Illuminating Lupus Facilitator's Guide
The ACR’s Illuminating Lupus Facilitator’s Guide is designed to accompany the lupus education presentation and assist CHWs to implement lupus educational activities in AI/AN communities.