SCTPN is dedicated to improving the quality of life for individuals and families living with sickle cell disease and other inherited blood disorders.
Through advocacy, care coordination, referral to needed services and other support interactions, SCTPN works to diminish the negative social, economic and political impact SCD has on its community.
Visit SCTPN to learn more about its program and services.
New York City
Mayor Eric Adams
Eric Adams has spent the last 30 years serving the city he grew up in, improving and protecting the lives of New Yorkers as a police officer, legislator and builder of successful coalitions. Elected Mayor of New York City, he is utilizing that diverse experience to ensure a bright future for all New Yorkers.
As a young officer in the NYC Transit Police Department and then NYPD, Eric was responsible for solving real world problems and made life-and-death decisions under the most difficult conditions. He must have been good at it since he was promoted to Captain. As a member of the police force he also found time to address local issues, co-founding 100 Blacks in Law Enforcement Who Care to improve the department’s community relations and raise funds for worthy neighborhood causes.
He retired from the NYPD in 2006 to represent Brooklyn in the State Senate, marshaling a diverse coalition in support of his candidacy. In the Senate, Eric quickly became a leader on good government, workers’ rights, quality of life and public safety issues. In particular, he effectively organized support against the NYPD’s controversial Stop and Frisk policy and on behalf of gun control.
Mayor Adams is a proud product of the New York City public school system, graduating from Bayside High School. He received his Masters Degree in Public Administration from Marist College and is a graduate of New York City Technical College and John Jay College of Criminal Justice.