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September is National Sickle Cell Awareness Month. This past year has been very exciting for our organization. First and foremost, we want to announce our name change to "The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates". Our primary audience has been and will continue to be nursing and mid-level medical professionals serving people with sickle cell disease; however, IASCNAPA felt changing the name to include all professional associates was more inclusive. Our acronym stays the same, and IASCNAPA wants to encourage anyone interested in advocating and treating people with sickle cell disease to be a part of our mission and our organization. Please join us in celebrating our new name!!!

Ann Earles and group Welcome to the official site of the International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA), the only association of nurses, physician assistants, social workers, and other health care professionals caring for individuals with sickle cell disease. The association was established in 1990, and membership is open to everyone.

Mission Statement:

The International Association of Sickle Cell Nurses and Professional Associates (IASCNAPA) recognizes its responsibility to maintain high standards in the provision of quality and accessible health care services for individuals with sickle cell disease. IASCNAPA is committed to strengthening the relationship between nurses and physician assistants who care for patients with sickle cell disease.

The nurse and physician assistant make significant contributions that further the depth of knowledge about sickle cell disease. Our cooperative efforts allow us to play vital roles in clinical research as demonstrated by our participation in National Institutes of Health studies that have defined the natural history of sickle cell disease and proven the efficacy of prophylactic penicillin for children with the disease.

For more information about our organization, see the Goals and Objectives page.

Updated 9/22/2016

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