SOWEGA-AHEC Supports ACR’s 38-County Lupus Awareness Outreach in Southwest Georgia
In 2016, the Southwest Georgia Area Health Education Center continued its partnership with the American College of Rheumatology’s (ACR) The Lupus Initiative (TLI) to expand the ACR’s lupus awareness work in Southwest Georgia through funding from the Healthcare Georgia Foundation. Lupus is a chronic autoimmune disease that affects people of color, especially women of color, more than any other demographic group. This effort aimed to increase people’s understanding of lupus and connection to lupus resources. The ACR and SOWEGA-AHEC successfully surveyed more than 500 people about their level of lupus awareness, informing the intervention in which over 11,000 TLI materials were disseminated across 71 locations in the 38-county region, and traditional, print, and social media were engaged to increase awareness about lupus’ signs, symptoms, and health disparate nature. Detailed final results from the intervention will be available on www.thelupusinitiative.org in March 2017.
Welcome to SOWEGA-AHEC Continuing Education E-Newsletter. Our goal is to increase access to quality healthcare by providing training and continuing education to health professionals and lay people. The CE Newsletters highlights our CE/CME programs, including distance learning and some archived programs.
Beginning with the 2016 Georgia license renewal cycle, nurses will be
required to obtain 30 continuing education hours. SOWEGA-AHEC
offers a 28-module self-paced CE Program that provides 40 hours of
independent study relevant to nursing. A certificate will be sent to each
individual who successfully completes the program.
Michelle Huskey, MS, RRT-NPS