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UNDERSTANDING ADVOCACY- HOW YOU CAN HELP

Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)

Washington, DC

UNDERSTANDING ADVOCACY-  HOW YOU CAN HELP

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This program will feature three sessions that will address healthcare issues affecting your health and how to communicate with others about this complex disease. Anyone affected by lupus is encouraged to attend, ask questions, and connect with your local lupus community!  

 

Lunch and program materials are included at no charge for all pre-registered individuals.

 

Featured Presentations: 

 

Advocacy 101

This session will provide an overview of the legislative process including how to create awareness, advance a message, and take action on important issues affecting one's health.    Participants will develop effective skills for developing impactful advocacy messages and learn how to be engaged, active advocates.  

 

Lunch and Learn about Lupus

Lupus is complex.  Each patient experiences a unique combination of symptoms and undergoes a distinctive and individualized healthcare journey.  This Lunch and Learn session, facilitated by a Board Certified Rheumatologist will explain why lupus is mysterious and provide participants with actions they can take to manage the disease and improve quality of life.   Time will be allotted for participant questions.

 

Legislative Issues Important to the Lupus Community

Lupus does not discriminate between political parties. Members of the lupus community comprise a bipartisan constituent base that must be informed about legislative issues directly affecting their health, their access to treatment, and the quality of their care.  Each year, legislators deal with multiple issues that will ultimately impact the lives of those suffering with a chronic disease such as lupus. This session will help participants understand legislative issues currently under review and appreciate possible changes that will affect their health in years to come.   

Have questions about UNDERSTANDING ADVOCACY- HOW YOU CAN HELP? Contact Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter

When & Where


MedStar Washington Hospital Center
True Auditorium
110 Irving St NW
Washington, DC 20010

Saturday, May 31, 2014 from 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM (EDT)


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Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter

Welcome to the Lupus Foundation of America, DC/MD/VA Chapter. Our chapter provides current information, education programs, and outreach services to improve the quality of lives for people with lupus while also supporting research. We support people with lupus throughout the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia.

1319 F Street NW, Suite 205
Washington, DC  20004
(888) 787-5380
www.lupusdmv.org

info@lupusdmv.org

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