The sickle cell community has historically been underrepresented in policy and legislation.
Sick Cells is committed to educating the SCD community on policy advocacy
and incorporating the SCD voice into legislation. We partner with other sickle cell organizations and patient advocacy group to advocate for policies that allow people with SCD to access the high-quality, specialized care we need.
This month’s highlights include a meeting with the HHS Office of Intergovernmental & External Affairs, a community workshop co-hosted with SCDAA, support of the Sickle Cell Care Expansion Act, and more!
This month’s highlights include outreach to the Personalized Medicine Caucus, signing a letter of support for the Sickle Cell Disease Comprehensive Care Act, and an Ambassador Priority Topic Meeting on Advocacy in the ER.
This month’s highlights include Sick Cells’ FY23 federal appropriations requests, our public comments on the 2022 CDC Clinical Practice Guideline for Prescribing Opioids, our Q1 Policy Debrief, and Medicaid coverage meetings in Oregon & Texas.