Meet SCFG Community Health Workers

The Sickle Cell Foundation of Georgia and state partners are hitting the streets to improve the lives of people living with Sickle Cell Disease.

With the support of funding from the U.S. Health Services Resource Administration (HRSA), SCFG is partnering with the Sickle Cell Disease Association of American (SCDAA) to send community health workers (CHW) into the community to help adolescents and adults who have sickle cell disease but do not have a regular healthcare provider for sickle cell find a medical home. CHWs are community members who help individuals with sickle cell adopt healthy behaviors. The CHWs are selected from the community and are trained and certified to service the sickle cell community. They provide services to improve the health outcomes of individuals with sickle cell and help them enroll in a new national sickle cell registry, “Get Connected”. Click Here for more information on “Get Connected”. CHWs conduct community outreach, including home visits, to promote, maintain, and improve the health of individuals living with sickle cell disease.

In addition to serving individuals in Metropolitan Atlanta, SCFG have CHW’s serving in Columbus and Augusta.

Our new CHWs bring years of experience with sickle cell disease or sickle cell trait, and community outreach. They are ready to provide assistance to anyone in the community with sickle cell or sickle cell trait.





Natasha M. Cook  (Metropolitan Atlanta) – Community Health Worker
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Natasha Cook is  is a dedicated Community Health Worker and Researcher with a keen passion in Public Health Education.

Her vast experience includes working on many health initiatives to educate and inform the community. Under her leadership with the Teen Pregnancy Prevention Program, she educated and advised teens on best practices to abstain from sexual behavior, risky behaviors, contraception awareness and she articulated clearly and concisely to the student’s several best practices to prevent contracting STD’s .

In her role with the  Multi-‘Omic Micorbiome Study Pregnancy Initiative and as an Outreach/Case Manager for the city of Petersburg, Virginia Healthy Start Program, Natasha recruited study participants and collected study information into the organization’s vast data base. In Natasha’s collaboration with the leadership team, she served as a Life Skills Therapist where she assisted with and documented client’s activities of daily living, and documented their behavioral issues.

Working with the Adolescent Health Education program, Natasha designed and presented written and oral deliverable training presentations to the community about teen health awareness. In this role she also developed curriculum tailored to suit the needs and maturity of the students.

She is currently a Sociology student attending St. Leo University, in St. Leo Florida.  Natasha has a summer of 2017 projected graduation date, and will earn her undergraduate degree in Sociology.

Natasha is CPR Certified and CTI Training. She is from Georgia and enjoys traveling and spending time with family.

Contact Natasha at ncook@sicklecellga.org.