HHS awards $1.9 million for a National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Initiative

Oct. 2, 2023
Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that causes inflammation in different tissues of the body, which may in turn lead to permanent tissue damage. 

The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) announced more than $1.9 million in grants to four organizations for its National Lupus Outreach and Clinical Trial Education Initiative. Over a three-year period, awardees will identify and sustain effective interventions to advance clinical trial diversity and to ultimately reduce health disparities experienced by racial and ethnic minority individuals with lupus. 

The project period for each grant is September 30, 2023 to September 29, 2026.  

The awardees are: 

  • American College of Rheumatology 
  • Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 
  • National Minority Quality Forum, Inc. 
  • The Trustees of Columbia University in the City of New York 

HHS release