California Lupus Surveillance Program (CLSP)
The California Lupus Surveillance Program (CLSP) is a limited-term public health investigation that will be managed through a collaboration between CDPH and the University of California, San Francisco. The aim of this program is to conduct an accurate assessment of the incidence, prevalence, and disease burden of lupus in California via public health surveillance to facilitate public health implementation of primary and secondary disease prevention programs. The CLSP catchment area will include San Francisco and San Mateo counties.
The goals of the CLSP are as follows:
- Identify and verify all incident and prevalent adult and pediatric cases of SLE and discoid lupus in the defined catchment area during the 2007-2009 study period.
- Characterize cases by age, gender, race/ethnicity, residence and diagnostic criteria to better characterize lupus in California.
- Calculate estimates of overall and characteristic-specific incidence and prevalence of SLE and discoid lupus in the defined population during the 2007-2009 study period.
- Employ a standard set of core methods and data definitions so that estimates from California are comparable to those generated by the Georgia, Michigan and New York lupus surveillance programs.
- Share findings with public health, academic, medical and lay communities.
CDPH received funds from the National Association of Chronic Disease Directors to develop the plans for this program.