Support & Services
A recent Ad Council survey found that 80 percent of young women, those most at risk for the disease, say they have little or no knowledge of lupus. Increased awareness and understanding of the signs and symptoms of lupus can encourage individuals to seek medical evaluation that can lead to early diagnosis and help prevent life-threatening consequences of lupus.
Pacific Northwest Chapter is continuously expanding its efforts to get closer to find a cure for lupus. Through its programs and services, it is creating more awareness for people with lupus on how to better manage this disease. Our programs of service include:
The chapter publishes a bimonthly newsletter for chapter members, health care providers and Lupus patients and families regarding chapter activities and health issues.
There are many individuals who contact us by phone or online and want to recieve information. The LFA, Pacific Northwest Chapter provides an informaiton packet, which includes the following:
“What Is Lupus” brochure
Signs and Symptoms - fact sheet
Someone You Know Has Lupus - fact sheet
List of Support Groups
Sheet of online resources
List of Publications
Copy of recent newsletters - National and Chapter
Membership application w/ return envelope
Some brochures are included according to the pertinent needs or symptoms of individuals.