Sponsor – London North West Healthcare NHS Trust (UK)
Title –Marie Sklodowska-Curie Actions – Research and Innovation Staff Exchange
The role of Dr. Hsu and UIC Sickle Cell Center role will be specifically to “train the trainers” on sickle cell disease Community Health Workers and Implementation Science, including.
(1) In short courses and workshops, Dr. Lewis Hsu will train ARISE personnel in the principles of Community Health Workers (CHW) and Implementation Science, and practical application to sickle cell disease. The “train the trainer” approach will equip the ARISE personnel to identify local stakeholders in sickle cell, align the goals of these multiple stakeholder groups when introducing new programs, assess their readiness for change, and empower the stakeholders in continuous evaluation of program quality.
(2) ARISE exchange personnel may apply for courses at UIC, which has College of Medicine, College of Nursing, College of Pharmacy, College of Applied Health Sciences, School of Public Health, College of Business Administration, College of Education, College of Dentistry, College of Engineering, College of Urban Planning and Public Affairs, College of Social Work, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences.
(3) Regular check-in with the African and European faculty on program outcomes and sustainability. They will encourage publication of these Implementation Science experiences, which will facilitate further development of sickle cell programs in sub-Saharan Africa.