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

    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

 

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Pittsburgh - South Hills Lupus Support Group

Monday, October 16, 2017 10:30 am - 12:30 pm

Pittsburgh - South Hills Lupus Support Group

Location: Panera Bread, 1500 Washington Rd, Mt Lebanon, PA 15228
Description: 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
Contact Information:
Manuela P. St. Jean, LCSW
412-261-5886

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