TOVA Sickle Cell Anemia Access to Care Brief

By June 29, 2020 Uncategorized No Comments
TOVA started the adult Comprehensive Specialty Center for people living with Sickle Cell Anemia because there was no center or a Hematologist in the state that sub-specializes in treating adults.  The partnership with John Hopkins Sickle Cell Center and project ECHO has been a valuable resource to obtain expertise and recommendations from a team of knowledgeable Sickle Cell experts across the region and globally.  Dr. Nina is an entrepreneur who helped create a Telehealth model in  partnership with John Hopkins allowing her clients access to specialty care. TOVA’s model early on leveraged Telehealth resources through project ECHO to collaborate and manage clients here in Delaware.  Working side-by-side with renown Sickle Cell expert providers, Dr. Nina, as the state lead, aimed to improve sickle cell care in a  collective state-wide effort.  According to the   ISLR Institute, there has been a steep decline of small businesses at least part of big companies/institutions use their resources to undermine their smaller counterparts and exclude them from the markets.  Transitions of care from pediatric to adult care providers and access to care throughout the lifespan still pose a dire unmet need.                        
Unfortunately, local relationships and partnerships have been halted. Though, TOVA has made lots of strides and is anxiously waiting for the seeds to blossom.  For these reasons, Dr. Nina still believes that meaningful collaborations and partnerships can provide a valuable collective impact!  TOVA at Family Medicine at Greenhill is one example of a collaborative partnership that provides access to personalized care for the entire family including individuals living with complex chronic conditions like Sickle Cell Anemia/Trait. 
Dr. Anderson was named Delaware Woman-Owned Business of the Year, NAACP Health      Advocate and Wilmington Holistic Medicine    Practitioner of the Year
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