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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.
The Office of Minority Health, in collaboration with the Office on Women’s Health and the Office of the Surgeon General, will promote lupus diagnosis and treatment through the NHEPLHP. This initiative will continue 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 is 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 will target practicing physicians, nurses and other allied health professionals, and medical, nursing and other allied health students in training. This program ends 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.