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The purpose of the National Health Education Lupus Program (NHELP) is to reduce lupus-related health disparities among racial and ethnic minority and/or disadvantaged populations disproportionately affected by this disease under two priority initiatives:
The NHELP initiative will support three grantee programs under Priority A that will aim to increase: (1) the number of health professionals and student trainees who are knowledgeable and skilled in the diagnosis and treatment of lupus; (2) the number of health professionals with enhanced knowledge and expertise in the signs and symptoms of lupus, treatment adherence, and screening; (3) the number of people who are aware of the disease and knowledgeable about its symptoms and warning signs; and (4) the number of providers that use culturally and linguistically appropriate lupus materials to disseminate information to patients and families, including educational and multi-media materials.
NHELP will support one grantee program under Priority B to develop and begin implementing an education program on clinical trials that educates and recruits minorities and/or disadvantaged populations, particularly groups underrepresented in clinical research.
NHELP will help facilitate the development of a structure for involvement, and regular engagement of, community and partnering organizations in the design and review of strategies, tools, resources, and approaches needed to carry out this initiative. Community and partnering organizations will reflect a wide range of health partners, including minority health professional associations, medical and nursing professional associations, medical and nursing schools, schools of allied health professions, and health care organizations.
This program begins July 1, 2016 and ends June 30, 2017.
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.