Education and Awareness
Georgia Council on Lupus

Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness

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One of the missions of the Georgia Council on Lupus Education and Awareness (GCLEA) to develop resources for communities that lack access to specialized lupus healthcare providers. Because most rheumatologists practice in metropolitan Atlanta, there is an overarching need to evaluate and treat persons living with lupus in underserved areas of Georgia.

To improve the lives of people living with lupus in Georgia, the GCLEA is surveying key players and conducting pilot program on the attitudes towards telemedicine. Once the surveys below are complete, the GCLEA will conduct a simulated treatment program that connects patients, medical providers, and rheumatologists using telemedicine. We will evaluate participants' pre and post attitudes about telemedicine and present our findings to state officials. This is just one of three projects conducted by the GCLEA under the title  “Expanding Georgia’s Lupus Capacity and Maintaining Sustainability Through Collaboration.”  The outcomes of all three projects will be published on this website in Fall 2018.

Healthcare Provider Survey  (Rheumatologists Survey Below):

The GCLEA Telemedicine Pilot Study needs your help by participating in this important project to raise awareness about lupus and increase access to telemedicine for lupus patients.  We seek to understand the attitudes about telemedicine among physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, and lupus patients in the 38 counties in southwest Georgia by using a 16-question survey. 

If you are a physician, physician assistant, or nurse practitioner and your practice is in Atkinson, Bacon, Baker, Ben, Hill, Berrien, Brooks, Calhoun, Clay, Clinch, Coffee, Colquitt, Cook, Crisp, Decatur, Dooly, Dougherty, Early, Echols, Grady, Irwin, Lanier, Lee, Lowndes, Miller, Mitchell, Pulaski, Quitman, Randolph, Seminole, Stewart, Sumter, Terrell, Thomas, Tift, Turner, Webster, Wilcox, Worth counties, please complete our survey by clicking the following link:  


(rheumatologists see below)

Upon completion of the survey, each health care provider will be entered in a drawing to receive $100.00 gift card!

Rheumatologist Survey:

If you are a practicing rheumatologist in Georgia, please complete our survey by clicking on the following link:

Upon completion of the survey, each health care provider will be entered in a drawing to receive $100.00 gift card!

This project was supported by Grant Number 6 NU58DP006138-01-01; CFDA number 93.068, Developing and Disseminating Programs to Build Sustainable Lupus Awareness, Knowledge, Skills, and Partnerships through a grant from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors and the Lupus Initiative, with funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.