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Data center to work with faculty scholar on Sickle Cell Project

The Public Health Data and Training Center at the Institute for Public Health at Washington University in St. Louis will work with Allison King, MD, MPH, institute scholar and assistant professor in the Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis, on a project to help improve care to patients with sickle cell disease (SCD).

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Dr. King recently received a 2.45 million dollar, three-year grant from the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that focuses on culturally competent medical care for patients with SCD. The project will provide education on evidence-based SCD care to medical providers and patients.

With this grant, Washington University School of Medicine will lead a regional collaborative, named the Heartland Sickle Cell Disease Network, to provide education, quality improvement and training opportunities. The Public Health Data and Training Center will work with the collaborative to track data on SCD care, providers participating in education programs, and overall monitoring of the patient population to help monitor and evaluate the program’s success.