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CHES WEBINAR: Lupus is a Chronic Disease

Thursday, February 11, 2016   (0 Comments)
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Primary care providers and health educators can help reduce the lupus diagnosis time frame of 2 to 6 years and address lupus health disparities by knowing the signs of lupus!


The Directors of Health Promotion and Education (DHPE) LEAP: Lupus Education and Awareness for Patients, Professionals and Providers Program invites you to participate in tomorrow’s Lupus is a Chronic Disease: Know the Signs and Symptoms Webinar. Health educators, primary care providers, public health professionals and health students are encouraged to tune in at 10:00 AM EST on Friday, February 12th to learn more about lupus during this one-hour presentation!

The featured speaker for tomorrow’s session is Dr. Gwenesta Melton, who is an Assistant Consulting Professor within the Department of Rheumatology at Duke University Medical Center and an Assistant Professor at Campbell University School of Osteopathic Medicine.  Certified Health Education Specialist may receive 1 continuing education unit for completing the assessment at the end of the webinar.


Those interested in participating may join us at this registration link:


The learning objectives of the webinar are to help non-clinicians: a.) know how to recognize initial signs and symptoms of lupus; b.) know what initial screening tests can help confirm diagnosis; and c.) understand the significance of early diagnosis of lupus, which disproportionately impact women of color of childbearing age.

For more information contact DHPE LEAP Project Director Steven Owens, MD, MPH at  or LEAP Project Manager Thometta Cozart, MS, MPH, CHES, CPH at, and visit the program website at

This work is supported by funding from the DHPE Lupus Health Education Program though grant #CPIMP150088-01-01 from the Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Continuing Education: An application has been submitted to award Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) credit for this webinar. This program is designated for Certified Health Education Specialists (CHES) and/or Master Certified Health Education Specialists (MCHES) to receive up to _1_ total Category I continuing education contact hours.  Sponsored by DHPE, a designated provider of continuing education contact hours (CECH) in health education by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc (NCHEC).

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