Join us for the Sickle Cell Transitional Care from Childhood to Adulthood Webinar

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Sickle Cell Transitional Care from Childhood to Adulthood: The Role of Community Health Workers

Thursday, September 20, 2018

1:00 - 2:00 pm ET

This webinar is approved by the National Commission for Health Education Credentialing (NCHEC) for a total of one (1) continuing education credit hour (CECH) in health education.

One (1) CECH has been approved for advanced-level credit.

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Sickle cell disease (SCD) affects millions globally and disproportionately impacts certain racial and ethnic populations including African Americans, Latinos and people of Middle Eastern, Indian, Asian and Mediterranean descent. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, it is estimated that SCD affects approximately 100,000 individuals in the U.S.
The Sickle Cell Transitional Care from Childhood to Adulthood: The Role of Community Health Workers webinar will review key facts and statistics about SCD and the disparities that exist among racial ethnic minority populations. Presenters will discuss the important role of community health workers in addressing SCD, and highlight best practices for how patients, families, providers, and community health workers can work together to assist sickle cell patients as they transition from pediatric to adult care. The following learning objectives will be addressed:

  • Gain a better understanding of SCD and its impact on racial and ethnic minority populations.
  • Increase awareness of key considerations for patients, providers, and families during the transition from pediatric to adult SCD health care.
  • Identify and share resources for community health workers and other stakeholders to facilitate SCD education and treatment.


Mia Morrison, Project Director, Sickle Cell Disease Newborn Screening Program, Health Resources and Services Administration

Mary R. Ciccarelli, MD, Professor of Clinical Medicine and Clinical Pediatrics and the Associate Chair for Education in Pediatrics, Indiana University School of Medicine


CAPT David Wong, MD, Medical Officer, Office of Minority Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Note: The opinions, findings and conclusions expressed by speakers during this webinar are strictly their own and do not necessarily represent the opinion, views or policies of the Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health (OASH), the Office of Minority Health (OMH) and the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS); nor does mention of trade names, commercial practices, or organizations imply endorsement. 

References to publications, news sources, and non-Federal Websites are provided solely for informational purposes and do not imply endorsement by OASH, OMH or HHS. OASH, OMH, and HHS assume no responsibility for the factual accuracy of the content of the individual organization found at non-Federal links.