CDC awards 3 year MiSCDC Cooperative Agreement to Dr. Sarah Reeves and MDHHS

Dr. Sarah Reeves, Assistant Professor, Susan B Meister Child Health Evaluation and Research (CHEAR) Center, in partnership with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS), was granted a three-year cooperative agreement from the CDC to implement the Michigan Sickle Cell Data Collection (MiSCDC) Program. This funding will allow collection of information on every individual living with sickle cell disease in the state of Michigan to study long-term trends in diagnosis, treatment, and healthcare access. The overall purpose of the proposed project is to foster the elimination of health disparities among those living with SCD through increasing SCD-related partnerships across Michigan, implementing standardized methods for SCD surveillance, and communicating findings to stakeholders in the SCD community. Co-Investigators include Dr. Kevin Dombkowski (CHEAR) and Dominic Smith (MDHHS).