Our mission is to support the development and establishment of systemic mechanisms to improve the prevention and treatment of sickle cell disease and its complications, including:

Coordination of service delivery
Bundling prevention & treatment services
Training health professionals
Expansion of education, treatment & continuity of care

Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM) will serve as the lead for establishing a collaborative network within Arkansas, Iowa, Kansas, Louisiana, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma and Texas. The network members will work together, and with other organizations, to improve the delivery of care for people with sickle cell disease. WUSM will serve as sickle cell disease technical assistance center in the region and will collect and maintain sickle cell disease data for the region.