Available Until 12/31/2023

A Managed Care Approach to Racial Health Disparities in Sickle Cell Disease

This program was supported by a grant from Global Blood Therapeutics, Inc.

Course Description: Sickle cell disease is considered an orphan disease, affecting approximately 100,000 individuals in the U.S., yet the most prevalent and well-known inherited disease disproportionately affecting the Black population. Vaso-occlusive episodes characteristic of the genetic sickle cell mutation lead to multiple organ damage and cardiac events contributing to complex care needs and early life expectancy. Racial health disparities in the sickle cell community add to poor health outcomes. Treatment advances are emerging yet barriers to access contribute to underutilization, and more options in the pipeline are anticipated to be costly.

This session will focus on the complications of sickle cell disease particularly in the adult population, advances in current treatment options, anticipated pipeline therapies, and formulary strategies to address racial health disparities.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Discuss the chronic progression and complications of sickle cell disease particularly shifting from the pediatric to adult population.
  2. Review current and pipeline treatments targeting prevention of sickle cell disease complications.
  3. Discuss sickle cell disease formulary management strategies to address racial health disparities.


Jin Han, PharmD, PhD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice University of Illinois at Chicago

Chicago, IL

Emily G. Tsiao, PharmD

Clinical Pharmacist

Premera Blue Cross

Mountlake terrace, WA

Kevin Wake, MS, CHW


Uriel E. Owens Sickle Cell Disease Association of the Midwest

Kansas City, KS


Sharon M. Montgomery, MA, RPh

Principal Advisor



The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-22-001-H01-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: March 30, 2022 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Activity Fee: Free for Members and Non-Members

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP 2022. CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

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  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-22-001-H01-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 30, 2022 - December 31, 2023