NEWS & VIEWS

TEXAS MEDICAID DRUG UTILIZATION REVIEW BOARD

May 2019

President, Tonya Prince advocates for access to treatment options before the Texas Medicaid Drug Utilization Review Board.

STATE OF TEXAS REPRESENTATIVE JARVIS JOHNSON ANNOUNCES LEGISLATIVE FILINGS

JuneĀ 2019

State of Texas Representative Jarvis Johnson announces legislative filings of four sickle cell related bills in an effort to combat the challenges around access, treatment, and awareness.

KHOU-11 NEWS DISCUSSING SICKLE CELL DISEASE AND THE IMPACT IT HAS ON HOUSTON.

JuneĀ 2019

Sickle Cell Association of Houston appears with supporter and sickle cell trait carrier Debra Duncan of KHOU-11 News discussing sickle cell disease and the impact it has on Houston.

Recent census data statistics, there are approximately  3,286,950 African Americans residing in Texas.  According to the Centers for Disease Control and PRevention, sickle cell disease occurs among about 1 out of every 365 Black or African-American births, leaving us to estimate that the state of Texas serves an approximate 9005 residents living with  sickle cell disease, accounting for nearly 10% of the United State’s sickle cell

disease prevalence according to CDC potentially serving as burden to approximately 16% of the Houston African American population, potentially affecting 1500 Houstonians.

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