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The National Health Education Program on Lupus (NHEPL) is intended to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority populations disproportionately affected by this disease by conducting a national lupus education initiative that includes the general public, health professionals and student trainees in targeted communities, schools, and health care systems and practices. The NHEPL targets individuals, patients and their families, communities, and practicing professionals in geographic areas and populations where lupus is more prevalent. NHEPL projects began August 1, 2015 and will end July 31, 2016.
NHEPLHP is a collaboration between the Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with the Office on Women’s Health and the Office of the Surgeon
General, to promote lupus diagnosis and treatment.
This initiative continued the national health education program on lupus for health care providers, with the goal of improving diagnosis
for those with lupus and reducing health disparities. The program was intended to engage health care providers, educators and health
professions schools in working together to improve lupus diagnosis and treatment through education. The goal of the NHEPLHP is to support the development
and dissemination of a national lupus health education program to improve diagnosis and treatment for persons with lupus and to reduce health disparities
in target populations. The NHEPLHP targeted practicing physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals, and medical, nursing and
other allied health students in training. This program ended August 31, 2015.
This initiative focuses on dissemination of a national lupus education program to health professionals and student trainees in targeted schools and health care systems/practices.