The Lupus Research Institute’s National Coalition
The advocacy arm of the Lupus Research Institute (LRI) is its National Coalition, a powerful network of state and local lupus organizations united to prevent, treat and cure lupus. The LRI unites patient groups from coast-to-coast through its National Coalition of members and partners. Each of these independent organizations backs the research efforts of the LRI and provides social services and educational programs for people with lupus in the local area.
Coalition groups provide brochures and information about the disease, referrals to qualified doctors in the community, help for obtaining proper diagnosis and treatment, support groups for mutual assistance and educational meetings in the community.The Coalition is in these major urban centers:
- New York
- Los Angeles
- San Francisco
- Washington, D.C.
- San Diego
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New York
- Rhode Island
- West Virginia
S.L.E. Lupus Foundation (New York)
Lupus Foundation of New England
Lupus Foundation of Colorado
Lupus Foundation of Minnesota
Lupus Foundation of Northern California
Lupus Foundation of Southern California
Lupus Foundation of Pennsylvania
Lupus Research Institute Chicago
Additional localities listed at LRI National Coalition Members & Partners (www.lupusresearchinstitute.org/advocacy/national_coalition_members).