©2019 by Sickle Cell Association of Houston, Inc. 

ADVOCACY & POLICY 

OUR ACHIEVEMENTS

        Sickle Cell Association of Houston takes pride in their most recent advocacy efforts not only to better the lives of those in the Greater Houston Metropolitan area, but for Texans living with sickle cell disease. It is with great honor, that our organization served as lead advocacy strategist working hands on with our State Legislators yielding the passage of FOUR sickle cell related bills during the 86th Texas Legislative Session.

 

       The organization is no stranger to advocacy as they started making the change within their local city as they understood all too well, necessary change was critical and needed to happen immediately. 

Please check out a few of their additional efforts: 

 

2019

 Worked hand in hand with Senator Borris Miles and Representative Jarvis Johnson along with many others,  leading to the passage of four sickle cell related bills. FIRST TO EVER BE DONE IN TEXAS! one of which was a bipartisan effort

2018

 Rcvs State recognition for sickle cell disease advocacy

2015

Est.  Houston Sickle Cell Awareness Day

City of Houston officially recognizes Sickle Cell Awareness Month

2014

Est. to raise awareness for sickle cell disease

2017

Mayoral Proclamation Advocacy in Houston, Texas

Receives Congressional recognition for Service in areas of sickle cell disease

2016

Our organization is responsible for the establishment of the Houston Sickle Cell Collaborative via Houston Health Department

Launches Ambassador Program