About the Let's Take Charge! Campaign
The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Office of Minority Health (HHS OMH) has joined forces with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration Office of Minority Health and Health Equity (FDA OMHHE) to launch the Let’s Take Charge! Campaign, an initiative to make lupus research more inclusive and diverse.
Lupus is an autoimmune disease that has a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority populations. We need diverse participation in lupus research to help ensure that products and treatments for patients living with lupus are safe and effective.
With this campaign, HHS OMH and FDA OMHHE and partners will raise awareness about the importance of racial and ethnic minority participation in clinical trials. The campaign will also address patient concerns and myths about research. Together, we can advance health equity and improve the lives of those impacted by this chronic, incurable disease.
Knowledge is power! Learn the facts about lupus, clinical trials, and diversity in lupus research that drive the Let’s Take Charge! campaign.
Here is basic information about lupus for those living with the disease, caring for someone living with lupus, or wondering if they may have lupus.
About Clinical Trials
You may have heard the term “clinical trial.” But what exactly is a clinical trial? Have you considered participating in one? Here’s what you should know.
Diversity in Research
Researchers need you! Learn why diverse representation in lupus research is important for developing new treatments.
We can improve diversity in lupus clinical trials! There are many ways you can help. Get the word out by sharing our campaign resources. Talk to your health care provider about clinical trial participation and make informed decisions about your health. Find a clinical trial near you on ClinicalTrials.gov.
If you are living with lupus, find information on how to decide if a clinical trial is right for you.
If you’d like to join a clinical trial, click here to search for a clinical trial in your area.
Check out our multimedia resources and help reach lupus patients and caregivers by sharing these materials on clinical trial participation.