How Donations Are Used
The Lupus Foundation of America delivers its programs and services through the National Office in Washington, DC and through its nationwide network of local chapters and community-based support groups located throughout the United States. Below is a brief description of the research, programs, and services that the LFA, North Carolina Chapter, Inc. supports and provides.
Greatly expand the medical research effort to bring lupus under control and find a cure.
- Implement national strategies to promote increased government funding of lupus research by the National Institutes of Health and other federal agencies.
- Support LFA's Five-Year Research Support Program.
- Encourage private efforts by pharmaceutical and biotech companies to develop safer and more effective therapies for lupus.
Information and Education
Translate research findings into medically sound information for health professionals, lupus patients, and the public.
- Educate physicians about the diagnosis and treatment of lupus.
- Develop and disseminate patient education materials through the Chapter’s physician referral list and local support groups.
- Design and deliver innovative local awareness campaigns to educate the public.
- Collaborate with the National office and other national organizational partners and government agencies to educate individuals at high risk for developing lupus.
Build the capacity of LFA chapters to serve all people with lupus.
- Provide information and referrals for all patient requests/needs.
- Facilitate local support groups for peer support.
- Distribute emergency financial assistance funds to qualifying patients.
- Conduct educational programs related to lupus relevant topics.
Advocate for constructive public policies that support lupus patients and their families.
- Broaden and strengthen the outreach of LFA's grassroots advocacy network to secure urgently needed increases in funding for research and education programs.
- Educate policymakers about the critical needs of lupus patients and their families.
- Collaborate with state and federal policymakers to establish and expand programs for people with lupus.
Expenditures for the Lupus Foundation of America, North Carolina Chapter, Inc. for the Fiscal Year Ending September 30, 2010.
|Fundraising and Administration||23%|
|Research & National Programs||10%|
|Local Programs & Services||67%|
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