CHWs help bridge the gap for sickle cell patients with complex needs
In 2021, an additional community health worker (CHW) joined our Value-Based Services Organization with a 75 percent focus on patients with sickle cell disease living in Sussex County, Delaware.
The CHW attends each child’s clinic appointment and visits the family at home to offer peer-to-peer support, advocacy, and any socially or medically necessary resources. The goals of the program are to get the family to the right place in disease self-management, to understand the role medications play, the importance of diet and exercise, and making sure they are compliant in attending primary care appointments for well care in addition to their hematology appointments.
our CHW has been able to assist families with secure housing, transportation, school enrollment and school supplies.
Our CHW has been able to assist families with secure housing, transportation, school enrollment and school supplies