Episode 26 is a recap about the Town Hall meeting in PG County Maryland at the University of Maryland Capital Region on Sickle cell Disease.
About University of Maryland Capital Region (UMCR)
University of Maryland Capital Region Health is a not-for-profit healthcare system serving the citizens of Prince George's County and the surrounding area.
The mission of the new hospital is to provide high-quality, accessible healthcare services in partnership with the community.
Learn more about UM Capital Regional Health's history.
From the Organizer , the University of Maryland Capital Region
"There are myriad of disparities systemically ingrained in health institutions across the United States that have led to inexcusable and poor health outcomes for people living with sickle cell disease (SCD). The structural disparities in medicine experienced by people with SCD are most apparent when patients seek pain relief when they are in excruciating pain from vaso-occlusive episodes— patients are often labeled as drug-seeking and left to suffer. Other issues faced by the SCD community include the lack of resources for the transition from pediatric hematology to adult SCD care and social determinants of health that play a crucial role in disease management and health equity.
Here are the questions we chatted about during our discussion:
Intro (Timestamp 02:05)
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The Vitamin SC3 podcast is a new sickle cell-centered podcast. The podcast will share various sickle cell stories made up of 4 different segments: The Creative Elixir with Mia Robinson, Caring is Giving with Elle Cole, Essential RX hosted by Dr. Lametra Scott, and Self-care is Healthcare hosted by Dr. Marjorie Brewer. Each theme will give you more insights into the real lives of sickle cell Warriors and their families. You will learn why we are bonded by blood with shared life experiences.
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