Lupus Foundation of America Inc

The Lupus Foundation of America (LFA) is the oldest and largest national nonprofit voluntary health organization focused on improving the quality of life for people with lupus. Our unique dual mission serves the ongoing needs of people affected by lupus today while leading efforts to find a cure – from care to cure!

Through its programs of research, education, and advocacy, the LFA is leading efforts to bring national attention and resources to bear upon lupus in order to:

  • shine a light on this medically underserved disease.
  • accelerate the pace of medical research on lupus.
  • build support for the needs of those affected by lupus.
  • elevate lupus to a place of prominence on the nation’s health care agenda.

People with lupus are at the heart of everything it does.


The LFA plays a key role in bringing together all stakeholders -- researchers, clinicians, elected officials, policy makers, industry leaders, other national organizations, and people affected by lupus -- to address lupus on the federal, state and local levels.

Advancing the Science and Medicine of Lupus

Only through a comprehensive, targeted medical research effort will we be able to find the cure for this complex and unpredictable disease.  Accelerating medical research on lupus and engaging all relevant public and private sources of support in this effort are LFA's highest priorities.  LFA's National Research Program: Bringing Down the Barriers™, advances lupus research in three significant ways:

  • Directly funding researchers at leading medical institutions nationwide to address gaps in understanding the causes and consequences of lupus.
  • Leading special research initiatives to tackle the field’s most critical issues.
  • Advocating for expanded investment in research from public and private sources on a state and federal level.

Lupus Foundation of America, Inc. 
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