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A lupus awareness and educational program from the American College of Rheumatology


The School Health Outreach Project (SHOP) utilizes school-based healthcare providers to advance care for pediatric lupus patients through educational sessions in public schools. Recognizing the unique role of school-based healthcare providers, these integral members of the healthcare team are trained by a pediatric rheumatology professional on lupus signs and symptoms, how to support families and students living with lupus, and how to support the pediatric to adult transition of care. Materials developed by the ACR and collaborating organizations include an educational presentation, a Lupus Care Plan, and a Lupus Pediatric to Adult Transition Plan.

Lupus Care Plan (PDF)

Guidance to Caring for Students with lupus

Lupus Care Plan (SPANISH PDF)

Transition Plan (PDF)

Guidance to Independent Self-Care for Students with Lupus

Lupus Transition Plan (SPANISH PDF)

Training and Education Presentation Preview (PDF)

Understanding Systemic Lupus Erythematosus in Children and Young Adults

In 2021, the ACR received a Gold Award for their School Health Outreach Project (SHOP), within The Power of Community Support and Engagement category ASAE’s Power of A (association) Awards, recognize the association community’s valuable contributions on the local, national and global levels.  The Power of A Awards reward the outstanding accomplishments of associations and industry professionals who work tirelessly to solve problems, and strengthen lives, the workforce, the economy, and the world.

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