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Over 55,000 Georgians are living with lupus. Whether you are living with lupus or loving someone with lupus, we are here.

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Up-to-Date News and Resources for Lupus and COVID-19

Stay up-to-date on coronavirus news, reliable information, and resources, all geared toward people affected by lupus. Even in these challenging times, we are here to support you.

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March 7th: Virtual Town Hall: Living with Lupus and COVID-19 in Our Community

If you have lupus, you’re at higher risk for infections like the coronavirus, also known as COVID-19. Some people with lupus may also be at risk for more serious complications from catching the coronavirus.

Join S. Sam Lim, MD, MPH as he provides up to date information on a bi-weekly basis about what we know and don’t know about COVID-19 and how it may impact those living with lupus in Georgia. Watch the February 21st recording on the right.

NEXT MEETING: March 7th at 9 PM
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Digital Lupus Advocacy Series Across Georgia

During the month of March, join hundreds of your fellow lupus advocates in an online environment to make an enormous impact in the fight against lupus.

Our advocacy efforts have reached every corner of the state. Our efforts have generated state funding for the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness for lupus research, education, and innovative programs. We have garnered a reputation for turning the Gold Dome Purple. This year, we will learn from each other, collaborate, and truly make a difference in a virtual environment through our grass root efforts

The strength of our advocacy efforts comes from YOUR passion and energy. Registration is free.

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March 2nd - 4th: Digital. Memorable. Impactful.

The nation's largest lupus advocacy event is going digital again in 2021! Join us from March 2-4, 2021 as thousands from the lupus community come together virtually for two days of educational and networking opportunities focused on lupus advocacy, research, and drug development. Finally, meet virtually with your members of Congress to advocate for policies to improve the quality of life for everyone affected by this disease.

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March 10th: Lupus-Related Hair Loss

A lupus diagnosis often brings many physical changes including hair loss, a common side effect of lupus. Join us for this in-depth webinar featuring Dr. Amy McMichael, a Dermatologist at Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center as she discusses how hair and scalp disorders present in patients with systemic and/or cutaneous lupus and approaches to treatment for all lupus-related scalp and hair disorders. She will also review other forms of hair loss that may complicate lupus related hair loss.

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COVID-19 Vaccine and Lupus

We are following the developments regarding a COVID-19 vaccine very closely. As we learn more we will keep you up to date on what is important for people with lupus.

While it is likely that a COVID-19 vaccine will get approved by the FDA before the end of 2020, health experts are still working on how to distribute limited vaccine doses in a fair, ethical, and transparent way

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Financial Assistance with Lupus Treatment Costs for Inadequately Insured

The HealthWell Foundation will provide a limited number of grants of up to $15,000 per grant for medication copayment and insurance premium assistance for a 12-month grant period to eligible people with lupus. HealthWell bases eligibility on an individual's medical, financial and insurance situation.

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Ask the Expert Teleconference Series

Ask the Experts is a series of monthly educational teleconferences designed to provide you with important information about living with lupus and better managing your symptoms. Live teleconferences last one hour and are accessible through a toll-free phone number. All registered participants will receive call-in/log-in information before the event along with any support materials.

Support Groups in Georgia

IMPORTANT NOTE: The well being of our patients is our highest priority. Due to COVID-19 and in accordance with CDC guidelines, all support will be held via teleconference until further notice. Our Support Network is essential to all the Chapter’s efforts, working tirelessly to support patients, our programs and events and advocate for awareness.

Advocacy in Georgia

A lupus activist engages in educating their federal, state, and locally elected officials about the cruel mystery of lupus.  Whether through a letter, email, phone call, or face-to-face meetings with elected officials, lupus activists are the vital voice on legislation and policies issues impacting people with lupus and their families.  An activist’s voice makes a difference.

Volunteer Opportunities

We have SO much to offer the Lupus Community in 2020 and we are looking for some dedicated volunteers and committee members to help us reach our goals!

GOAL Research Cohort - Georgians Organized Against Lupus

The GOAL project, lead by the Division of Rheumatology at Emory University. to better understand how lupus may impact patients' lives. We need to hear from you to build the wealth of knowledge needed to transform health care and improve health outcomes.

GCLEA Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness

The mission of the GCLEA is to improve the lives of Georgia residents who live with lupus by raising public education and awareness, improving access to resources for patients and family members, obtaining information that will inform current and future public health efforts, and increasing appropriate diagnosis of lupus by non-rheumatologists. Read more.