The Center for Sickle Cell Disease at Howard University has initiated a transition program for sickle cell disease patients. This is based on the need for adequate transition of sickle cell disease patients to adult care. The Adult Transition Program (ATP) was designed to ensure a comprehensive and successful transition of pediatric age patients to adult care. The ATP program is comprised of educational workshops and survey assessments on knowledge, attitude, and concerns of SCD patients. The program is highly informative and beneficial for the young adults as well as their caregivers.
The Center’s aim is to recruit participants ages 13-17 years old. The program is not designed to take over medical care but rather empower participants for future healthcare challenges. It is therefore requested that patients with sickle cell disease in the above age group be referred to the program. Pediatricians may contact potential participants and ask them to sign a referral form. Once signed, it should be forwarded to Ms. Angela Mason.
The program is funded by the Government of the District of Columbia, Department of Health, and Community Health Administration. To learn more, please visit the website.
For further information contact Dr. Oluwakemi Owoyemi, Clinical Coordinator, at 202-865-7594.