Online Program

Sickle cell disease education and awareness in your community

Monday, November 4, 2013 : 12:50 p.m. - 12:55 p.m.

Gretchen Simmons, MPH, MCHES, | Division of Blood Disorders, National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
Sickle Cell Disease affects an estimated 90,000 to 100,000 people in the United States. Men, women, and children from all walks of life experience the complications associated with this disease, many of which are painful and potentially life-threatening. The Division of Blood Disorders, located within the National Center on Birth Defects and Developmental Disabilities, considers Sickle Cell Disease a major public health concern and is dedicated to conducting surveillance, increasing awareness, and promoting health education about this disease. The Division of Blood Disorders created this video to educate the general public about the primary characteristics and symptoms of sickle cell disease. This video advocates for awareness and education about Sickle Cell Disease as well as the critical need for blood and bone marrow donors, especially from people of color.

Learning Areas:

Public health or related education

Learning Objectives:
List two of the primary symptoms of Sickle Cell Disease.

Keyword(s): Special Populations, Public Health Agency Roles

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am the Acting Associate Director for Communication in the Division of Blood Disorders (DBD) and provided oversight of the development and production of this video in collaboration with DBD staff and the CDC Studios.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.