ERIC Number: ED375118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
What Black Women Should Know about Lupus: Ideas for Community Programs.
National Inst. of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH), Bethesda, MD.
Lupus is a serious health problem that mainly affects young women between the ages of 15 and 44. Although people of all races may get lupus, black women have three times higher rates of incidence, prevalence, and mortality than white women. With early detection and proper treatment, most people with lupus can lead a normal life. This kit is designed to help develop educational programs, plan activities to increase awareness about lupus in black women, and encourage early diagnosis of the disease. The kit is divided into four sections. The first section, "How to Develop a Lupus Awareness Program," provides a sample program plan and a list of activities to be used in schools or in the community. Section two, "How to Work with the Media," includes guidelines for working with public service announcements, and a sample newsletter article. The third section, "How To Use Camera-Ready Materials," provides instructions for production of a booklet titled "What Black Women Should Know about Lupus," a test of lupus knowledge, a bookmark, stationery, and logos. The final section, "How to Find Additional Resources," provides names and addresses of organizations that have additional information about lupus. A copy of "What Black Women Should Know About Lupus," a booklet to increase awareness about signs of the disease, an order form to request additional copies of this kit or the booklet, and an evaluation form complete the kit. (LL)
Descriptors: Adults, Blacks, Clinical Diagnosis, Community Programs, Females, Health Activities, Health Education, Health Materials, Health Promotion, Program Design, Program Development, Resource Materials, Special Health Problems, Young Adults
National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases, Box AMS, 9000 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20892.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Inst. of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIH), Bethesda, MD.