To increase participation in the community with other organizations to enrich the lives of Adults with Sickle Cell Disease, Thalassemia and related blood disorders, through education, advocacy and support. To provide services, programs, and opportunities that will improve the lives of SCW through various methodologies including pain management and transition programs, support groups, clinical trials, research, and community outreach events.
To inspire a Sickle Cell Disease movement, grow
Sickle Cell advocacy to groom patients and caregivers,
and assist Sickle Cell Warriors in acquiring needed
skills to create their desired life. To educate and
empower Adults with Sickle Cell Disease and their
families with services and resources to help them live
a limitless and less challenging life so that they see
past the pain, dream past the disease, and move
forward in spite of.
are to enhance the quality of life through access to patient oriented services, to include:
Bridging The Gap And HPN Collaboration
•Identify Sickle Cell Specialist in our community
•Collaborate in future community outreach projects
•Collaborate in future SCD legislation process for Nevada
• To establish working relationship with Health Plan Of Nevada
•Identify opportunities to refer HPN and SH&L members to Bridging The Gap
"Thank you HPN for your referral of Sickle Cells patients and Families!"
Bridging The Gap And Nevada 211
Nevada 2-1-1 is a free service directory that provides information about vital health and human service programs that are available throughout the State.
We are proud to say that Bridging the Gap is now in that directory!
If you want to find out more about Nevada 211 and how it works, click the "Find Out More" button below.
Its T.I.M.E. (Transitioning into a mature era (in life) program
Its TIME is a transition program designed by BTG to assist and support Sickle Cell Disease and Sickle Cell trait warriors young adults. This progam was launched in April of 2021 and it was for 18 to 25 year olds. It has now grown to assist and support warriors from puberty to adolescent and adolescent adulthood.
In the program adolescents and young adults will be mentored and educated about all aspects of their disease, how to care for their own health, how to advocate for themselves, how to manage stress, pain triggers/pain management alternatives, how to form healthy relationships-romantic and otherwise, how to handle peer pressure, behavior management, how to communicate effectively, the importance of nutrition, understanding banking, establishing best money management practices, learning how to set goals, applying for college, determining educational needs, getting career counseling and more. “IT’s TIME” has monthly meetings for the program participants, every other month will be an outing.
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BTG will have an Adult Sickle Cell group every month and have been doing this since October of 2019. We had a few in-person events before the pandemic, but have been on Zoom for since 2020. We have had amazing speakers for this past year and a half and we are looking forward to a great 2022. BelEvents to come
September: Supporting other CBOs events for Sickle Cell month
October: Motorcycle SCD awareness ride.....date to be announced
October: SCAN Sickle Cell Symposium October 21st, 22nd and t