Sickle Cell Disease Educational Repository

Sickle Cell Disease Association of America, Inc.
Peer Mentoring Training Program

“Where Leadership and Patient Advocacy Meet”

Program Goal

The goal of the program is to support those individuals who are transitioning from pediatrics to adult care.  It will consist of 1-on-1 phone calls and/or text messages that will focus on healthy living with sickle cell disease.  The program will use the web-based Mentor1to1™ platform and PeerMentor™ smartphone app.

Mentor Eligibility

The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program is currently available to anyone wanting to mentor adolescents and young adults as they seek to successfully transition into adult sickle cell health services.  SCDAA is currently seeking individuals looking to support young adults with SCD as they transition into adult care.  Criteria for acceptance include:

  1. Must be 18 years or older
  2. Have a high school diploma, equivalent or higher
  3. Have a valid government issued ID
  4. Complete application requirements
  5. Must be diagnosed with sickle cell disease
  6. Must have successfully transitioned into adult care
  7. Must have a daily/regular phone (residence or a cellular line) that can be used to make mentoring phone calls.
  8. Must have daily/regular access to a computer, tablet, or laptop with internet access

Mentee Eligibility

The Peer-to-Peer Mentoring Program is currently available to anyone needing support and education in successfully transitioning into adult sickle cell health services.

  1. Must be 18 years or older
  2. Have a valid government issued ID
  3. Complete application requirements
  4. Must be diagnosed with sickle cell disease
  5. Must be transitioning to adult care
  6. Must have a daily/regular phone (residence or a cellular line) that can be used to make mentoring phone calls.
  7. Must have daily/regular access to a computer, tablet, or laptop with internet access
For more information contact Shantia Fitzgerald at sfitzgerald@sicklecelldisease.org

THIS PROJECT IS SUPPORTED BY THE HEALTH RESOURCES AND SERVICES ADMINISTRATION (HRSA) OF THE U.S. DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES (HHS) UNDER GRANT NUMBER UC38MC28326 AND GRANT TITLE SICKLE CELL DISEASE NEWBORN SCREENING FOLLOW-UP PROGRAM FOR THE FUNDING AMOUNT: $2,904,400.00. THE CONTENTS ARE THOSE OF THE AUTHOR(S) AND DO NOT REPRESENT THE OFFICIAL VIEWS OF, NOR AN ENDORSEMENT BY HRSA, HHS OR THE U.S. GOVERNMENT. FOR MORE INFORMATION, VISIT HRSA.GOV.