Lupus Article Informs Asian American Women of Lupus Signs & Symptoms during Minority Health Month
Monday, April 11, 2016
DHPE LEAP: Lupus Education and Awareness for Patients, Professionals and Providers Mini-Grantee OMT, Inc. in Baltimore, MD worked with DHPE Health Equity Team to publish an article in Epoch Times targeting Asian American women of the signs and symptoms of lupus.
In honor of April being National Minority Health Month, DHPE and OMT, Inc. intend to increase the awareness of lupus health disparities among communities of color. Women of color, including Asian Americans, are two times more likely to develop lupus than white women.
On April 17th, OMT, Inc. will host a Lupus Awareness Optimal Health Meeting for Asian American women 2 pm EST at the Chinese Language School of Baltimore at 224 Schilling Circle, Suite 1888 in Hunt Valley, Maryland. Cassandra Umoh, MS, CEHRS, OMT, Inc. Program Manager, will explain the importance of women of color understanding that lupus is a chronic disease. Thus, like diabetes or heart disease, minorities are at an increased risks, but yet usually are diagnosed much later and lack the coordination of care needed to for optimal health. This educational session is in sponsorship with Epoch Times newspaper.
For more information about the Lupus Awareness Optimal Health Meeting for Asian American women, visit OMT,Inc.'s website at www.omtssame.org. Learn more about the DHPE LEAP Program at www.bit.ly/dhpelupus.
DHPE continues to fulfill its mission to achieve health equity by making healthy communities happen by working not only with agencies and communities in the Baltimore area but nationwide. Visit the interactive map of DHPE's National Implementation and Dissemination Initiative to Prevent Chronic Disease and find a local community health coalition near you to support during National Minority Health Month and all year-long!