Shedding Light on Sickle Cell Disparities

Distrust & Disparities: Dismantling Black Health Disparities

Shedding Light on Sickle Cell Disparities

September 15, 2023

Shedding Light on Sickle Cell Disparities

In this episode we discuss how structural racism like underfunded research, inadequate care, and misconceptions about sickle cell disease have hindered treatment advancements. We cover a story of how the fragmented healthcare system can cause more harm for SCD patients. 

And we highlight Sick Cells, an advocacy organization elevating the voices of the sickle cell community to influence positive change.

Visit the Sick Cells website to learn about their advocacy efforts, join their ambassador program, share your story, and to donate so they can better serve the sickle cell community.

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Distrust & Disparities is a proud member of The Health Podcast Network, which features authoritative shows, hosts and guests who take on the tough topics in health and care with empathy, expertise and a commitment to excellence.


Black People and Sickle Cell Anemia: Your Questions Answered – Healthline

Sicklepedia: Sickle Cell Disorders – Sickle Cell 101

These Sisters With Sickle Cell Had Devastating, and Preventable, Strokes – The New York Times

The Face of Sickle Cell: Kyra and Kami Crawford – Black Video News

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