Sickle Cell Disease Educational Repository

P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Health Worker (CHW) Training

Cost: Free

Monthly sessions
12-1 p.m. EST
Zoom online training

The P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Health Worker Training is designed to assist community health workers with resources and education, in order to strengthen their efforts in providing support services for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients. P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project uses the ECHO telecommunication model to reach community health workers and by offering online training services on emerging and current topics in Sickle Cell Disease. The P.O.W.E.R. training for Community Health Workers (CHWs) is designed to provide CHWs working in the SCD community with further resources and educational tools to strengthen their efforts in providing supportive services for Sickle Cell Disease patients and their families. The P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project uses the ECHO telecommunication model to bridge CHWs from various regions in professional development sessions focused on current and emerging Sickle Cell Disease topics through training and case study discussions.

If you have a passion for community health or you have been personally affected by Sickle Cell Disease, SCDAA encourages you to register for the P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Health Worker (CHW) Training. This training is complimentary to the Sickle Cell Disease Community Health Worker Training by providing additional support in Sickle Cell Disease updates and patient education support efforts. If you are a current Community Health Worker with a passion to assist those affected by Sickle Cell Disease, SCDAA encourages you to register for the P.O.W.E.R training for Community Health Workers (CHWs). This training compliments and enhances the core competencies learned during the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America’s Community Health Worker Training by providing additional resources, education, and supportive techniques for Community Health Workers.

Presenters are national leaders in their respective fields and the interactive format allows attendees to learn from industry leaders without having to travel. We utilize a user-friendly webinar software to ensure the sessions are accessible for all levels of technological expertise.

Should you have additional questions, would like to register or request information to become a speaker, please email Kevin Amado, KAmado@sicklecelldisease.org or by phone at 410-528-1555.

Please visit the Resources section of the Repository to view the latest P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project training.

Upcoming sessions 

March 9 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Complications of Sickle Cell 
Presented by Monica Rockwell of SWGA.SicklecellAwareness
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May 11 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Evolving as a CHW to Leadership
Presented by Racquel Kornegay, program director, Piedmont Health Services
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June 8 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Purposeful Living with Sickle Cell Inside and Out
Presented by Janeen Greene of the Sickle Cell Community Consortium
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July 6 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Mental Wellness & Sickle Cell Disease 
Presented by Ronisha Edwards, LSW, patient advocate
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Sept. 7 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Relationship Building
Presented by Shanti Johnson-Harris, CHW, Cayenne Wellness Center
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Oct. 12 | 12-1 p.m. EST
Topic: Bridging the Gap – Patient and Doctor Communication
La’Shardae Scott, DSW candidate, MSW, CHES, CHW, CEO/president, Scott Center for Observation Treatment and Transition
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P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Based Organization (CBO) Training

Cost: Free

Bi-monthly sessions
12 PM – 1:30 PM EST
Zoom online training

If you are a community-based organization that:

  • Educates
  • Involved in Sickle Cell Disease awareness initiatives within the community
  • Supports individuals living with sickle cell disease, sickle trait and families
  • Helps find a universal cure for this life-threatening disease

SCDAA encourages you to join the P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project community-based organizations training.
The P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project Community Based Organization Training is designed to assist community based Organizations with resources and education, in order to strengthen their efforts in providing support services for sickle cell disease (SCD) patients.P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project uses the ECHO telecommunication model to reach community-based organizations and by offering online training services on emerging and current topics in Sickle Cell Disease.

Presenters are national leaders in their respective fields and the interactive format allows Community Based Organizations to learn from industry leaders without having to travel. We utilize a user-friendly webinar software to ensure the sessions are accessible for all levels of technological expertise.

Should you have additional questions, would like to register or request information to become a speaker, please feel free to email Kevin Amado, KAmado@sicklecelldisease.org or by phone at 410-528-1555.

Please visit the Resources section of the Repository to view the latest P.O.W.E.R ECHO Project training.

Upcoming sessions

No sessions are currently scheduled. Check back soon for updates.