Activities including programs and workshops are provide to educate and re-educate, patients, the public and providers. They are organized regularly and are targeted to groups including community, patients and their family members, churches and civic, social and fraternal organizations. The goals is to raise awareness of sickle cell disease and trait especially among the population a risk -- persons in the child bearing years. A Faith Based Initiative and Lay Volunteer Training program are the formal education sessions and can be geared to any interested group. As a community based service provider, we seek enhance self care, to empowered our community to respond to the needs of this group of individuals with sickle cell disease and trait. Persons with the disease connect with each other via our collaboration with the Durham Sickle Cell Support Group and. the national Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. In addition, disease and health care management and wellness program access are provided through our collaboration with the Durham Community Health Coalition. Adults with sickle cell disease are still subject to minority health disparities, including heart disease, fitness, diabetes, nutrition and can access these education programs via our partnership.