Rural Healthcare Providers
The ACR aims to increase exposure of lupus education to healthcare providers by collaborating with organizations such as the National AHEC Organization (NAO) to implement virtual or in-person educational sessions through Area Health Education Centers (AHECs) that serve in rural communities.
ACR Rural Health Outreach Project
The ACR Rural Health Outreach Project is designed to reduce health disparities and time to lupus diagnosis in rural communities by educating healthcare providers and improving referral connections. The project consists of virtual and/or live meetings implemented by rural AHECs between ACR-member rheumatologists and prescribing providers who serve in rural communities.