For more information on how to join the network of providers, patient organizations and community health organizations dedicated to increasing Lupus education and awareness; contact The Lupus Initiative at [email protected]. To schedule an interview with a Lupus expert or learn more about the upcoming activities that will be supported by this grant contact Jocelyn Givens at [email protected] or 404-633-3777 ext. 810.
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The Lupus Initiative is a multi-faceted education program led by the American College of Rheumatology that provides medical professionals, educators, and students with evidence-based programs and easy-to-use educational resources to ensure the early and accurate diagnosis, effective treatment and management of patients with lupus, regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity or socioeconomic status, so that they may potentially lead healthier lives.
The Lupus Initiative is funded in part by a grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services through its Office of Minority Health. The Lupus Initiative is guided by experts in medicine, public health, academia, research, patient advocacy, and health disparities. For more information about The Lupus Initiative, visit www.thelupusinitiative.org.
About the ACR
The American College of Rheumatology is an international medical society representing over 9,400 rheumatologists and rheumatology health professionals with a mission to Advance Rheumatology! In doing so, the ACR offers education, research, advocacy and practice management support to help its members continue their innovative work and provide quality patient care. Rheumatologists are experts in the diagnosis, management and treatment of more than 100 different types of arthritis and rheumatic diseases. For more information, visit www.rheumatology.org.
About the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors
The National Association of Chronic Disease Directors (NACDD) is a nonprofit public health organization committed to serve the chronic disease practitioners in each state and U.S. jurisdiction. Founded in 1988, NACDD connects more than 6,000 chronic disease professionals to advocate for preventive policies and programs, encourage knowledge sharing and develop partnerships for health promotion. NACDD is a national leader in mobilizing efforts to reduce chronic diseases and their associated risk factors through state and community-based prevention strategies. Visit www.chronicdisease.org for more information about national and state chronic disease prevention and control programs.
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