SICKLE CELL EDUCATION AND AWARENESS IN HISPANIC COMMUNITIES
The Los Angeles Chapter of the National Association of Hispanic Nurses (NAHN/LA), funded under the NCSCC Request for Applications.
Below is a summary of the funded project.
The National Association of Hispanic Nurses, Los Angeles Chapter (NAHN/LA) is led by Juana Ferrerosa, PhD, PHN, RN and Angie Millan, DNP, RN, FAAN and meets its mission by being actively involved at the local, state, and national levels on issues affecting the health of Hispanic communities. NAHN/LA’s primary objective for the Sickle Cell Education and Awareness in Hispanic Communities campaign is to raise awareness of Sickle Cell Trait (SCT) and SCD in the multicultural and vulnerable Hispanic Communities in Los Angeles County. The overall goal is to raise SCT & SCD awareness through education of nurses, nurse practitioners (NP) and nursing students through the implementation of a “train-the-trainer” model where nurses, NP’s and nursing students will be equipped with the knowledge, tools, and resources to engage their colleagues and community members in discussions surrounding SCT and SCD. Through the development of a more informed community, NAHN/LA aims to strengthen self-advocacy skills resulting in community members’ ability to seek an early assessment by a healthcare provider.
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