PUBLIC HEALTH ISSUE
1.5 Million Americans
HEALTH EQUITY ISSUE
90% Affected are Women
SOCIAL JUSTICE ISSUE
Disproportionately Affects Minorities
Our mission is to promote awareness, education, service and research for those affected by lupus.
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.
2017 Lupus Loop
Saturday, September 16, 2017
Location: Station Square
Description: Please plan to join us for the 22nd Annual Lupus Loop benefiting the Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania. Fun for all ages!
This event is more of a festival, an experience, one might even call it an extravaganza - there will be vendors, activities for kids and dogs are encouraged to participate. So, sign up the whole family and help to further our mission.
Register Here: http://bit.ly/2ueQr6J
Pittsburgh - South Hills Lupus Support Group
Group Leader: Dena Ziegler
First Hour: Social Time
Second Hour: Peer Led Group
3rd Monday of every month from 10:30am - 12:30pm