Colorado Sickle Cell Plan

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Colorado's State Action Plan

See the Colorado Sickle Cell State Action Plan, recently updated for 2021-2022.

The state of Colorado is home to several diverse populations, including 240,000 African Americans and 1,162,000 of Hispanic heritage, with a rapidly growing community of over 35,000 African immigrants. Based on population estimates and available data, the number of individuals in Colorado living with sickle cell disease is thought to be ~450. Most live along the Front Range of Colorado in the Denver metropolitan area, Colorado Springs 60 miles to the south and Fort Collins 65 miles to the north.

The Colorado Sickle Cell Treatment and Research Center (“Sickle Cell Center”) was established by state legislative act in 1978 and since that time has facilitated coordinated clinical care, research and education activities across the state.