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 quarterly 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 receive information. The LFA, Pacific Northwest Chapter provides an information packet, which includes the following:
“What I Need to Know About Lupus” brochure
“How Lupus May Affect My Body” brochure
“What I Need to Know About Lupus Treatment” brochure
“How Lupus May Affect My Life” brochure
Additional fact sheets
Lupus Now Magazine
Additional brochures are included according to the pertinent needs or symptoms of individuals.