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NBCI recognizes that due to Sickle Cell Disease (SCD)'s chronic and lifelong challenges, many young adults with the disease are at risk for health-related stigmatization. SCD can affect all aspects of their life including their physiological, psychological, and social well-being.
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Living with Sickle Cell Disease- Personal Stories
The Rutgers Cancer Institute of New Jersey gathered a group of peers to talk about their own experiences living with sickle cell disease.
The National Black Church Initiative Launches Major Sickle Cell Disease Education and Outreach Initiative in 100 churches in Atlanta, Georgia
The National Black Church Initiative (NBCI), a coalition of 150,000 African American and Latino churches that constitutes 27.7 million churchgoers, is partnering with the sickle cell disease community to launch a major disease education and outreach initiative in approximately 100 churches in the Atlanta, Georgia metropolitan area.

Sickle Cell Education, Awareness and Advocacy Events

  • Dr. Lakiea BaileyGA Sickle Cell Education, Awareness and Advocacy Reception Event
    The NBCI Sickle Cell Education, Awareness and Advocacy kick-off event took place Saturday, February 26th, 2022 with a celebratory reception at the Whitley Hotel in Atlanta, GA. The reception keynote featured Dr. LaKiea Bailey, Ph.D.
  • Dr. Ted LoveInformation on the State of the State of Sickle Cell Disease
    This event was held at Friendship Baptist Church in Atlanta, GA with the Sickle Cell Consortium and Sickle Cell Foundation of GA to raise and promote education, awareness and advocacy for sickle cell disease. The Keynote Speaker of the event was Dr. Ted Love, President and CEO of Global Blood Therapeutics (GBT)
  • Usher displays 'Vaccnews'NBCI/Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church Sickle Cell Program
    • Video of the Community Awareness Sickle Cell event
      NBCI President Rev. Anthony Evans and Tabatha McGee, Executive Director of The Sickle Cell Foundation of GA are interviewed by Larry Young of 105.5FM for Community Awareness for Sickle Cell event, hosted by Greater Piney Grove Baptist Church, Atlanta GA on Sunday, October 16, 2022. Video courtesy of R&G Live -
  • SCFG Gala singer Jershika MapleSickle Cell Foundation of GA (SCFG) Winter Gala
    This event was hosted by Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia, Inc. at the Renaissance Atlanta Airport Gateway Hotel in Atlanta, GA, presented as a gift to the Sickle Cell community. The night of entertainment featured Jershika Maple (John Legend 5th Runner Up on The Voice), plated dinner, an award presentation, and dancing. The popular WSB-TV Reporter Tom Jones hosted the event.
  • Image of panelists from Atlanta 'Grand Rounds'NBCI Grand Rounds: Emergency Room Care for Sickle Cell Warriors - Link to NBCI-TV YouTube Video
    Influencing hospital administrators across the country to vigorously implement protocols set forth by the American College of Emergency Physicians and State Regulators concerning treatment of Sickle Cell patients in an emergency setting.
150,000 Black Churches Ask President Biden for Support of the Sickle Cell Disease Comprehensive Care Act
Rev. Anthony Evans, US President BidenWASHINGTON, DC, UNITED STATES, November 2, 2022 / -- 150,000 Black and Latino Churches of the National Black Church Initiative and The Sickle Cell Disease Partnership Send President Biden and the Congressional Leadership A Letter Seeking Their Support for the Sickle Cell Disease Comprehensive Care Act (H.R. 6216/S.3389)
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NBCI Sickle Cell Health Survey and Census of NBCI Churches
The purpose of this five-question survey is to gain understanding of the health concerns of our sickle cell patients, warriors, and families. We also need to find out how the number of members in our congregations have the sickle cell disease, trait, and any other related blood issues.
Take the five-question survey today!
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Become a Warrior in the Fight Against Sickle Cell become a Trainer of Trainers
The Trainer of Trainers seminar is designed to identify individuals in our congregation who want to become volunteer educators on sickle cell disease. Trainers will work in conjunction with all of the Sickle Cell organizations in the United States and provide technical support, education and offer assistance in outreach. This corps of members will be our primary source in the Black Church to assist the Sickle Cell organizations in carrying out its tasks within their state.

Follow the link and sign up to volunteer to be a Sickle Cell Trainer!
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