Hispanic Heritage Month
Being Hispanic/Latino means enjoying shared and varied experiences, traditions and beliefs. But it also means that there may be an increased risk for lupus and other diseases. This is because Hispanics/Latinos (as well as other ethnic groups like African Americans, Native Americans, Asians and Pacific Islanders) have a greater risk of developing lupus, which may be related to genes they have in common.
If you are Hispanic/Latino take time to educate yourself, your family and your friends about lupus. The more you know, the better you will be able to diagnose, manage and cope with the disease. This September 16 through October 15 is National Hispanic Heritage Month. In honor of this month, the Lupus Foundation of America is highlighting a wide variety of resources, including:
Get answers to some of the most commonly asked questions about lupus
Information about the Affordable Care Act and the Marketplace, written in Spanish.
Do you have specific questions about lupus? Contact our health educators for answers.
Also, don’t miss our educational program, “Ask the Experts”—in Spanish: a series of educational talks and [resentations about a variety of topics designed to provide important information on living and coping with lupus.
The following are the Spanish Ask the Experts talks for this year:
How to be your own self-advocate when you have lupus.
An expert’s perspective on the diagnosis of lupus.
10 steps to all-around health for people with lupus.