January 03, 2013

Services for Spanish Speakers From the Lupus Foundation of America

Lupus is two to three times more common among Hispanics and Latinos than among Caucasians, which makes it crucial to raise awareness about the disease in this group. A paper by Dr. Graciela Alarcon, member of the Lupus Foundation of America’s Medical-Scientific Advisory Council, recently looked at the short- and long-term impact of the disease in the U.S. Latino population in order to raise physician awareness.

Spanish-speaking individuals with lupus and their families can access several resources to help them live and cope with the disease, including:

The Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. Information Request Line for information in Spanish. Call 1-888-445-0121 to speak with our Spanish-speaking health educator.

Key sections of the Foundation website translated into Spanish:
Como Comprender el Lupus
Diganosticando el Lupus
Como Tratar el Lupus
Como Vivir con Lupus
Como Sobrellevar el Lupus

Investigación de ensayos clínicos: Detalles sobre la participación en un estudio clínico
Lupus Now, Fall 2007, Parte 1

Investigación de ensayos clínicos: ¡Más poder para usted! (PDF)
Lupus Now, Spring 2008, Parte 2

Fact sheets in Spanish, free upon request. Submit a request by calling 800-558-0121 or the health educator contact form.

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