FY11 Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI)

The purpose of the ELHDI is to eliminate lupus related health disparities through improvement in training and education of medical, nursing, and allied health students, and practicing health care professionals regarding the early diagnosis, treatment, and management of lupus and its associated effects

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on health and quality of life among affected racial and ethnic minority populations.

This purpose will be accomplished by funding one entity that will be responsible for:
(1) developing, testing, and disseminating lupus educational and training curricula, tools, and other resources; (2) identifying and recruiting a variety of medical, nursing, and allied health professions schools to participate in this effort; 3) working collaboratively with partners to promote the adoption and use of ELHDI resources (e.g., curriculum and curriculum components, and related tools and resources, and materials); 3) maintaining a lupus consortium to help guide and inform the achievement of overall purpose and goals of ELHDI.

In addition to promoting curriculum change in schools, achieving the ELHDI purpose also will require the applicant organization to work closely with the consortium of experts to develop, test, and disseminate the curriculum through variety of strategies directed at practicing health care professionals, including live and on-line meetings, webinars, and satellite conferences).

Physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses and other allied health related professionals will be targeted to receive lupus educational materials and information.
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FY11 Eliminating Lupus Health Disparities Initiative (ELHDI)

Additional Information of Eligibility:
To qualify for funding an applicant must: � be a national, non-profit medical education society or allied health professional association, and a national leader in medical, nursing, and/or allied health education with a proven track record of working with other medical, related professional associations.

� be a professional organization composed of medical professionals and non-physician health care professionals specializing in rheumatology, such as advanced practice nurses, nurses, occupational therapists, physical therapists, psychologists, social workers, epidemiologists, physician assistants educators, clinicians and researchers.

� demonstrate a reputation for leading medical health, nursing, or allied health professional consortiums or collaborative partnerships that at a minimum include schools of medicine, nursing, or allied health, medical, nursing, or allied health professional associations; 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 particularly with a focus in rheumatology and 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 societies, 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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