LANtern® Lupus Asian Network is the only national hospital-based bilingual support and education program dedicated to serving Asian Americans with lupus and their families. Lupus, often “invisible”, can be isolating and hard to understand. LANtern is here to help.
LANtern also collaborates with health care, multi-service, and community organizations to enhance awareness of lupus as an important Asian American health concern. Lupus affects Asians two to three times more than whites, and the illness may be more severe among Asians. Lupus cannot be cured, but earlier diagnosis and treatment helps.
Hospital for Special Surgery's LANtern® Program, made possible through funding by Rheuminations, Inc., reaches out to the communities we seek to serve in cooperation with the following organizations: S.L.E. Lupus Foundation, Inc., Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Chinese Community Partnership for Health, New York Downtown Hospital, Hospital for Joint Diseases, and the Center for the Study of Asian American Health, NYU Langone Medical Center.