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

Take the initiative to eliminate health disparities in lupus.

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Know the differentials.

Healthcare Providers

Get tools and resources to recognize, diagnosis, and treat lupus in a culturally competent manner.

Learn the differences.

Educators & Students

Get educational resources to increase awareness of lupus and its associated health disparities.

Understand the disease.

Patients & Supporters

Access information to learn about lupus, advocate for your health and self-manage the disease.

Manage the diagnosis.


Develop a self-care plan upon receiving a diagnosis and reduce the risk disparities may pose to your health.

The Lupus Initiative

Spearheaded by the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) Collaborative Initiatives (COIN) Department

The Lupus Initiative® (TLI) is an awareness and education program dedicated to reducing lupus-related health disparities among disproportionately affected populations. By providing an array of complimentary tools and resources to healthcare providers, medical educators, and patients, TLI is committed to improving the overall outcomes and lives of people living with lupus.

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