District of Columbia - Greater Access to Pediatric Sickle Cell Services Project (DC-GAPS)

Howard University Department of Pediatrics and the D.C. Department of Health

Sickle Cell Disease (SCD) is a serious disorder that impacts every aspect of an individual’s life and the lives of their loved ones.

DC-GAPS provides comprehensive care for children with SCD under a “one-stop shop” medical home.  The 360 degree care demonstrates the principles of DC-GAPS which include: building bridges to overcome gaps and restoring lives and through mentoring and support to children with sickle cell disease to help them achieve their full potential.

 DC-GAPS also links a medical home to a comprehensive sickle cell disease center and community services and activities  promoting the principles of family-centered care.

DC-GAPS provides services to residents of the Washington, DC Metropolitan Area with sickle cell disease, sickle cell trait, and/or other hemoglobinopathies.

How Can You Help?

DC-GAPS is a grant funded program that provides services to pediatric sickle cell patients and their families. Your tax deductible contribution will be used to fund programs and provide assistance to patients and their families. Additionally, volunteers are needed for events that are held throughout the year.

Send questions and contributions to:

DC-GAPS Medical Home
Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW
Room 6-08B
Washington, DC 20060

Phone: 202-865-4443
Fax: 202-865-4346/7335
Email: cgipson@howard.edu

Partner and Patient Services

To become a partner or receive services at DC-GAPS Medical Home, contact us at 202 865-4443.

Department of Pediatrics and Child Health
Howard University Hospital
2041 Georgia Avenue, NW  
Room 6-08B
Washington, DC 20060