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

We have transitioned from a medical model of service delivery to a social service -or social justice- model.  We are providing 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 are providing cutting-edge support and outreach. We are embarking on state-wide canvassing of lupus education and awareness programming.

Early lupus detection and treatment is the key to better health outcomes 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 disproportionately 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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Lehigh Valley LUPUS CONNECTION Support Group

Saturday, June 24, 2017 11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Location: Good Shepherd Health & Technology Center
Description: 850 S. 5th Street
Allentown, PA 18103
Contact Information:
Lisa Ross
610-533-9586

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