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The vision of Hemophilia Federation of America is to improve the care and quality of life for all people with bleeding disorders by removing barriers to diagnosis, treatment, and cure.

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HFA Names Barbra Kavanaugh Interim CEO

HFA is pleased to announce the hiring of Barbra Kavanaugh, a seasoned non-profit business executive, as Interim CEO.

Barbra Kavanaugh has served as an interim executive in several metro DC non-profit organizations, after decades as a leader in both non-profit and public sectors. She is also the Director of the Interim Executive Network. 鈥淭he most important part of my job as an interim is to set up the organization for success. I work with staff, board members, funders and other important stakeholders to seize the opportunity in transition.鈥

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HFA Responds to Supreme Court鈥檚 Decision Overturning Roe v. Wade

At Hemophilia Federation of America, our bedrock principle is and always will be 鈥渁ccess:鈥 access to all safe and effective care and treatments for bleeding disorders, as well as access to the quality coverage that pays for such care. Reproductive care is essential to the health of all women 鈥 and is particularly important to women with bleeding disorders. Many in our community have voiced concerns about whether and how their access to care may be impacted by the Supreme Court鈥檚 recent reversal of Roe v. Wade.

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Joint Pain: Finding the Cause | September 6th

Joint pain is a struggle common in people with bleeding disorders. In fact, men and women with mild, moderate and severe bleeding disorders regularly struggle with joint inflammation and pain that may or may not be directly related to their bleeding disorders. Additionally, parents of children with bleeding disorders report they struggle with identifying and managing causes of joint pain.

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Next Mental Health First Aid Training | Sept 21 and 28

HFA offers free Mental Health First Aid training through an internationally renowned program by the National Council for Behavioral Health as part of HFA鈥檚 Mental Health and Wellness Initiative. Participants who complete both sections of the course will receive a Mental Health First Aid certificate indicating they have been trained in recognizing the signs and symptoms of common mental health and substance abuse challenges, how to have an effective conversation about those challenges, and where to direct people for mental health care and support.

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