STORM is a collaborative effort that implements quality improvement projects with pediatric and hematology practices to build a sustainable network to improve the outcomes and care for patients with sickle cell disease (SCD) in the Midwest.

Our MISSION is to improve the quality of life and health outcomes for all Midwesterners with sickle cell disease.

Our Goals:

  • Increase the number of providers that are treating sickle cell patients
  • Increase the number of providers prescribing disease-modifying therapies, such as hydroxyurea
  • Increase the number of sickle cell patients that are receiving care from providers with greater knowledge of how to treat sickle cell disease

This network is supported by The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau award U1EMC27863-01-00 from the Sickle Cell Disease Treatment and Demonstration Program. The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of this agency. The network faculty leads and project staff are members of both The Cincinnati Comprehensive Sickle Cell Center and the James M. Anderson Center for Health Systems Excellence at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.