LANtern participates in capacity building with a variety of community-based, professional, advocacy, and multi-service organizations at the local, regional, and national levels to achieve its goal of increasing awareness of lupus as an important Asian American health concern. In support of Hospital for Special Surgery’s Community Service Plan (CSP) for the New York State Department of Health’s Prevention Agenda Toward the Healthiest State, LANtern has formed numerous community partnerships to promote the need for early identification, diagnosis, and treatment of lupus among Asian Americans.
In addition to our CSP partners, LANtern reaches Asian American communities through our collaborative relationships with members of our Advisory Board and their associated organizations.
LANtern Community Service Plan Partners include but is not limited to the following:
Learn more about LANtern’s participation in Hospital for Special Surgery’s Community Service Plan.
LANtern Program Manager, My-Lan Tran, LCSW, Senior Manager for LANtern, serves on the Asian and Pacific Islanders Advisory Workgroup for the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases’ (NIAMS) National Multicultural Outreach Initiative. She helps to develop culturally relevant health messages and materials that promote wellness management in chronic diseases related to bones, joints, muscles, and skin. She is on the Lupus Foundation of America’s Lupus Now Advisory Board, and the Women’s Health Community Advisory Committee at Charles B. Wang Community Health Center.
LANtern always welcomes opportunities to collaborate with other organizations. Since 2003, LANtern has participated in many collaborative presentations, events, and programs.