Social Justice Issue

Lupus impacts women and minorities disproportionately, which makes the need for a cure both a vital public health concern and a social justice matter.

We are moving from a medical model of service delivery to a social services -or social justice- model.  We plan to move forward with programming and service initiatives geared to reach those populations most impacted by lupus in new and innovative ways. With infrastructure improvements such as rebranding, technology upgrades, talent management and capacity building we will be able to move forward by providing cutting-edge support and outreach. We plan to embark on state-wide canvassing with education and awareness programming.

Early lupus detection and treatment is the key to a better health outcome and can usually lessen the progression and severity of the disease. Until there is a cure for lupus, supporting and educating all Pennsylvanians is vital. Lupus affects more than 1.5 million Americans. African Americans, Hispanics/Latinas, Asians and Native Americans are predominately affected by lupus. 9 out of 10 lupus patients are women and 1 in 5 people are children. 

Because lupus impacts women and minorities disproportionately, we are making it our responsibility to tip the scales in their favor.  We want to saturate our community with education about early detection and signs & symptoms while supporting those who are currently managing their disease.  Women, and especially minority women, are entitled to better information and more, readily available support.


 

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Life with Lupus: Education & Empowerment Program

Saturday, April 22, 2017 8:30 am - 12:00 pm

Life with Lupus: Education & Empowerment Program

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital
Description: Please join the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania for the Spring 2017
Lehigh Valley Education & Empowerment Series

Speakers

Joshua M. Levin, M.D.
Lupus & the Skin

Marie S. O’Brien, D.O.
How Do We Know When it is Lupus?

Brandon Holiday
Living Life as an Athlete with Lupus

Registration Fee:  $20 (Includes breakfast, all sessions and materials)

Program: 8:30am– 12:00pm

Location: Lehigh Valley Hospital – Cedar Crest
1200 S. Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA 18103
Kasych Family Pavilion
Meeting Room:  ECC 8
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Contact Information:
Lisa Ross
(610) 533-9586

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