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Building Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships

Thursday, September 08, 2016   (0 Comments)
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The ACR is one of two organizations to receive funding as part of an effort by CDC to Develop and Disseminate Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills and Partnerships, designed to improve health outcomes and health-related quality of life among individuals with lupus. As part of its CDC grant, the ACR has partnered with NACDD to convene three state workshops to promote lupus education and awareness. Workshops were held on August 6 by the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness at Callaway Gardens, Georgia; August 8 by the Illinois Public Health Association in Springfield, Illinois; and August 29 by the Big Bend Rural Health Network in Tallahassee, Florida. Each workshop convened more than 40 health care providers, people living with lupus, the state chronic disease director and directors of state offices of health equity, the state AHEC, state chapters of the Lupus Foundation America and community members to learn about lupus and contribute to the development of an Action Plan and individual action steps designed to sustain the partnerships. Draft plans are due by September 15, with final plans due November 1, 2016.