Spreading Lupus Awareness One Butterfly at a time
Let this butterfly flutter all over cyberspace!
May 27th Lupus Fact
Experiencing racial discrimination is associated with greater disease activity and damage in Black women. Communities of color are more likely to receive lower quality of care due to systemic racism and implicit biases in healthcare.
There is a large historical context that has created mistrust for the health care system among communities of color, with Black Americans in particular bearing the weight of this history. This has resulted in less participation in preventive care, a longer time from symptom development to diagnosis which leads to less effective treatment, lower rates of vaccination, and less participation in clinical trials among people of color. All of these factors contribute to the poorer health outcomes and higher rates of death due to chronic illness in communities of color. (Source Lupus Foundation of America)
This is your twenty-seventh Butterfly of Hope.
We need awareness! We need a cure!
Encourage everyone you know to let it FLY!
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