Education

Pediatric AllianceABP-Approved Maintenance of Certification (MOC) Part 4 program

is aimed at helping pediatricians on early diagnosis, effective management and improved health outcomes and health related quality of life (HRQOL) for cSLE patients.  Screening techniques/tools, anticipatory guidance, referrals source and care coordination will be provided to help support the early detection of lupus, and the improvement of lupus care in the primary care setting. You will receive:

  • 6-month quality improvement (QI) program
  • Training on lupus screening, diagnosis, & management
  • Resources for healthcare providers, caregivers/families, and patients
  • Hands-on technical assistance for implementing screening and care coordination
  • Opportunities to network with colleagues, experts, and community organizations

All participants in NJAAP’s Lupus Program are required to:

  • Designate a 3-person multidisciplinary practice QI team
  • Attend 2 half-day In-Person Learning Sessions (opportunity to earn additional CME credits) –

January 16, 2018 & June 14, 2016

  • Submit data for 10 patients per cycle (baseline, 2 months, 4 months, and 6 months)
  • Submit bi-monthly reports on progress in achieving QI goals
  • Participate in 3 (of 4) webinars (December 8th, January 10, March 7th, & May 4th)
  • Complete a practice demographic survey
  • Participate in on-site office visits with NJAAP QI team member
  • Complete pre and post physician knowledge assessment survey
  • Participate in an exit interview
  • Submit attestation*

For more information about participating in the MOC Program, please email lupusnj@njaap.org or call 609-842-0014.


Toolkits

Toolkit- National Resource Center on Lupus

Caregivers Toolkit

How can you help your loved one with Lupus

Care and Management

 Finding the Right Treatment Options

Primary Care Approach to Diagnosis and Management

The Role of the Primary Care Physician

Articles

A Prospective Study of the Impact of Current Poverty, History of Poverty, and Exiting Poverty on Accumulation of Disease Damage in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus. Authors: Yelin, Trupin, Yazdany

Predictors of access to care in juvenile systemic lupus erythematosus: evidence from the UK JSLE Cohort Study. Authors: Smith, Foster, Gray, Taylor-Robinson, Beresford

Missed opportunities for timely diagnosis of pediatric lupus in South Africa: a qualitative study. Authors: Lewandowski, Watt, Schanberg, Thielman, Scott

Medicaid and access to care among persons with systemic lupus erythematosus. Authors: Gillis, Yazdany, Trupin, Julian, Panopalis, Criswell, Katz, Yelin

Lupus: An Important Window onto Health Disparities in the U.S.

Access to care: What is being done, and for whom? Author: Merill