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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: September 1, 2009

The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA), a national nonprofit headquartered in Washington, DC, has been awarded a five-year cooperative agreement from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).  The award supports a program aimed at promoting physical activity and maintaining a healthy weight in individuals with hemophilia.

 Proper nutrition, combined with safe and effective exercise, is especially important to facilitate good health in people with hemophilia. The program, Fit Factor:  Strength, Flexibility and Wellness, offers services designed to improve health, fitness, and quality of life through regular physical activity and proper nutrition. The program will offer video podcasts, support in tracking physical activity, and dietary meal plans based on age, weight and medical complications secondary to hemophilia for those unable to afford health club memberships or have personal or travel constraints due to physical limitations or rural locations. 

 Chad Steven, HFA President, states, “We are extremely proud of the cooperative agreement with the CDC for Fit Factor.  The program is strategically aligned with HFA’s goal of improving the quality of life for all community members, and we are pleased to be able to offer this program to meet the needs of our community members.”

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The Hemophilia Federation of America is a national 501(c)(3) organization consisting of 30 member organizations and numerous individual members who offer assistance and grassroots advocacy on behalf of the bleeding disorders community.   Incorporated in 1994, the HFA provides programs and services to improve the quality of life for persons with hemophilia and von Willebrand disease (VWD). For more information, visit our website at www.hemophiliafed.org or call 1-800-230-9797.

 

HFA CONTACT:  Susan Swindle, Development Director

Phone: 713-203-8540     Email: s.swindle@hemophiliafed.org

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