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 reaches out to the communities we seek to serve, with guidance from our Advisory Board members and the collaboration with many community organizations including: Charles B. Wang Community Health Center, Lupus Research Alliance, Chinese Community Partnership for Health at New York Presbyterian Lower Manhattan Hospital, Asian Health & Social Service Council, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and others.
Program Supervisor for LANtern® (Lupus Asian Network), Eliza Ngan-Dittgen, discusses stigmas that may impact the health of someone of Asian decent, ways to combat these stigmas, and the importance of community support.
Arthur Yee, MD, PhD, looks retrospectively at the COVID-19 virus, the new variants and how the vaccines work to defend the body. Translated into Cantonese Chinese and available with subtitles.
Now available for free download, the LupusMinder app was developed by HSS to track medications, daily symptoms and appointments. Visit hss.edu/lupusminder.
Call the LANtern® support line:
866.505.2253 - toll-free
212.774.2508 - New York City
LANtern offers bilingual resources about lupus that specifically address important issues.