FY12 Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI)

The purpose of the ELHDI is to eliminate lupus related health disparities among racial and ethnic populations disproportionately affected by this disease.

This overall purpose will be achieved by disseminating a national lupus education program to health professionals and student trainees in

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targeted schools and health care systems and practices.

One grantee will be funded to conduct this national initiative.

The successful grantee will be responsible for:
(1) continuing the involvement of the ELHDI Consortium; (2) reviewing, and if required, revising and finalizing ELHDI curriculum, tools, resources, and materials; 3) Continuing ongoing health professions school recruitment activities; 4) Distributing lupus educational and training curricula, tools, and other resources to recruited schools, health professionals, and health care systems; and 5) conducting online and live trainings for practicing health care professionals.

These activities wil l be conducted by working collaboratively with a consortium of federal and non-federal partners to promote the adoption and use of ELHDI resources (e.g., curriculum and curriculum components, related tools and resources, and materials), to reduce misdiagnosis and improve overall health and wellbeing among persons with lupus.
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FY12 Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To qualify for funding an applicant must: • be a national, non-profit health professions education organization and a national provider of health information and education.

• have the knowledge and experience necessary to work effectively with health professionals, students, and other medical, related professional associations.

• have a reputation for leading health professions consortiums or collaborative partnerships that include schools of medicine, nursing, or allied health; and scientific researchers and educators with knowledge and expertise in the epidemiology, treatment, and management of lupus.

• have a minimum of five years experience in professional training and education with excellent knowledge and understanding of lupus.

• have an established record of developing, disseminating, and delivering professional education to medical, nursing, and allied health professionals in a variety of settings (e.g., national meetings, medical schools, academic medical centers, and medical professional associations) and modalities (e.g., print, in-person, on-line, webinars, DVD, and other distance-based learning).

Non-profit medical, nursing, and allied health professional associations were identified as potential applicants because they are uniquely positioned and qualified to develop partnerships with medical schools and with other medical and nursing professional associations needed to disseminate and conduct education and training.

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