The Sickle Cell Disease Association of America is proud to support National Rural Health Day 2019! Serving both urban and rural communities across the country, SCDAA knows the true power of rural and a connected community in serving patients with Sickle Cell Disease.
That’s why this year, SCDAA is launching its SCD Peer to Peer Mentoring Program for Transitioning Patients from Pediatric to Adult Care! In remote areas, our patients are challenged with connecting with others diagnosed with SCD and SCD trained providers. Our hopes, that the SCDAA Peer to Peer Mentoring Program will not only support patients but encourage communities across the United States to come together and “Plug Into The Power of Rural”.
The goal of the program is to give support to those individuals who are completing the transitional phase from pediatrics to adult care. It will consist of 1-on-1 phone calls and/or text messages that will focus on healthy living with sickle cell disease. To learn more about our other services for patients with SCD please visit: https://www.sicklecelldisease.org/
For more resources for patients, providers, and caregivers, please visit our SCD online repository at https://sicklecelldisease.net/
SCDAA will have staff available to review and answer questions for anyone wishing to serve as a mentor or mentee with Sickle Cell Disease.