The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) awarded a multimillion dollar grant to the Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) to boost its mission to improve symptom recognition, diagnosis and quality of life for people with lupus, LFA said Wednesday.
"This is an unprecedented opportunity to build on the sustainable and meaningful programs and services we provide people with lupus and their physicians,” said LFA National Board of Directors Chair Conrad Gehrmann said. “As an organization committed to resolving the challenges that have plagued lupus diagnosis and care, this award fits perfectly with our mission and we look forward to working with the CDC.”
The funding will be used to develop and implement an evidence-based national awareness and education campaign; establish new resources and support for people at risk for and living with lupus and their caregivers; and build upon existing community-based partnerships with health care providers to help diagnose lupus more quickly.
Representatives from LFA, the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the CDC launched the first-ever National Public Health Agenda for Lupus at a briefing on Capitol Hill on Thursday.
CDC awards multimillion-dollar grant to build lupus awareness
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