HFA News

Hemophilia Federation of America Offers $1000 Grants to Learn New Skills and Help Land Your Dream Job!

April 29, 2022

2022 application is now open. Could you use $1000 to gain a skill or certification to help you get a job? Are you an adult (age 18 – 64) with a bleeding disorder? You may be eligible for an HFA Job Readiness Grant! From bookkeeping to blogging, Scrum Master to Salesforce Administrator, coder to Certified […]

Career Conversations: Job Readiness Recipients of 2021

April 10, 2022

Introducing our Job Readiness Grant Recipients Have you ever faced a barrier to employment because of your bleeding disorder or financial issues? Meet the recipients of HFA’s 2021 Job Readiness Grants. To learn more, visit our Job Readiness grants page. Ahmed Tareq Al Badri,聽Six Sigma Green Belt Certification I want to thank you for giving […]

Mental Health Resources

April 8, 2022

Save This Page With growing instances of mental health emergencies, it is important to know the warning signs of a mental health crisis in ourselves and our loved ones. This helpful handout provides valuable information on spotting the signs and what to say (and not say) when someone needs immediate help. Quick Links to Mental […]

Mild Matters: The Challenges of Managing Mild Bleeding Disorders

February 24, 2022

(Because Milds Matter Too!) When: Tuesday, March 8 from 7:00 鈥 8:00 pm EST This webinar is for patients, caregivers, and providers and includes all mild bleeding disorders such as vWD, hemophilia, platelet disorders, rare bleeding disorders, and those who consider themselves carriers or symptomatic carriers. Mild bleeding disorders are sometimes regarded as less serious, […]

Celebrating Black History Month

January 31, 2022

As our nation celebrates Black History Month, the Hemophilia Federation of America would like to recognize the contributions of Black Americans within the bleeding disorders community. This month, we will amplify the stories of Black community members and hope you鈥檒l celebrate them with us. We recognize our society still has many challenges to address, but […]

Call for Poster Abstracts for HFA’s 2022 Annual Symposium in San Antonio

January 24, 2022

In an effort to make research findings more accessible to patients and caregivers in the bleeding disorders community, HFA is inviting you to disseminate your research findings to community members in an atmosphere that encourages one-on-one opportunities for dialogue. Our Research Poster Session, in which presenters will be able to interact with attendees in person, […]

HFA Hosts Mental Health First Aid Training

January 20, 2022

Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) is pleased to offer free聽Mental Health First Aid聽training through an internationally renowned program by the聽National Council for Behavioral Health聽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 […]

Barriers to Diagnosis: Women and X-linked Diseases

January 18, 2022

On Tuesday, February 8 from 7:00 – 8:30 pm ET, HFA will present 鈥淏arriers to Diagnosis: Women with X-linked Diseases鈥 in partnership with Remember the Girls and the National Organization for Rare Diseases (NORD). A ubiquitous belief among medical professionals is that all X-linked diseases are recessive, meaning a person would need two genetic mutations […]

HFA Launches 2022 Educational Series with Presentation on Joint Replacements for Patients with Bleeding Disorders

December 20, 2021

WASHINGTON, DC, December 20, 2021 —聽The Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) offers monthly educational webinars for patients, caregivers and healthcare providers and is launching their 2022 series on January 18 at 7:00 pm ET with Dr. James Luck, Jr.,聽Director of Surgical Services at the Orthopaedic Institute for Children at UCLA Health. Dr. Luck will discuss聽joint […]

Connect with Your Community

December 8, 2021

Blood Brotherhood Our Blood Brotherhood program is designed to empower adult men living with bleeding disorders. This nationwide network of men educates, supports and challenges each person as they strive to live healthier lives. Join us as we discuss issues facing adult men in our community. Join the Blood Brotherhood Chat Sister Space Join your […]

Females in Research Sharing and Translation (FIRST) Project

October 11, 2021

Inherited bleeding disorders, such as hemophilia and von Willebrand disease, have long been underrecognized as causes for bleeding in females. Part of the problem with this under recognition has been the lack of female engagement in research related these bleeding disorders.     Through The Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute (PCORI) funded engagement project, the PRIDE […]

National Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia Federation of America Partner for 鈥淭ogether Project鈥

September 8, 2021

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE聽 Media Contacts Ilana Ostrin, National Hemophilia Foundation 212-328-3769 Meghan Lawton, Hemophilia Federation of America 607-423-4496 National Hemophilia Foundation and Hemophilia Federation of America Partner for 鈥淭ogether Project鈥 New partnership kicks off with a focus on mental health New York, NY/Washington, D.C.鈥 Today, the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) joins the Hemophilia […]

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month

August 31, 2021

September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month HFA has established a partnership with the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. There are resources available at the local level and outreach being done in September in particular to address the increasing levels of suicide across the country. Additional Resources Information on聽how to reach a local chapter Information on聽Talk […]

HFA’s Commitment to Anti-Racism

August 24, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America acknowledges that our staff and the bleeding disorders community hold many identities and experience oppression and biases, including the very real impact of systemic racism and racial prejudice. As an organization, we reject all forms of racism and vow to uphold an anti-racist culture. We recognize that it requires ongoing examination […]

Back to School Checklist for Parents

August 23, 2021

Summer鈥檚 wrapping up and many children, like yours, are preparing to return to school, or to go to school for the first time. If the thought of your child going back to school fills you with dread, you are not alone. It is normal to feel stressed as you assist your child with their transition […]

Back To College Check List

August 16, 2021

Summer鈥檚 wrapping up, and many young adults, like you, are preparing to return to their college campus, or to step foot on campus for the first time. If the thought of going back to school fills you with dread, you鈥檙e not alone. It鈥檚 normal to feel stressed or lonely sometimes, especially as you transition away […]

HFA Symposium 2021: Call for Research Poster Abstracts

July 15, 2021

Call for Poster Abstracts In an effort to make research findings more accessible to patients and caregivers who have an interest and who participate in research projects and initiatives, HFA is inviting you to disseminate your research findings to patients and/or their caregivers in an atmosphere that is comfortable and encourages one-on-one opportunities for questions […]

All Out Break Out: Family Game Night

July 12, 2021

Looking for an evening of family fun? Join HFA and Beyond Recreation as we bring you All Out Break Out, an interactive evening of family fun and friendly competition with other families in the bleeding disorders community! Date & Time Wednesday, August 4, 2021 at 7:00 pm ET A box of activity supplies will be […]

Intern Introspective: Meet our 2021 Policy & Government Relations Interns

July 8, 2021

The HFA team is excited to welcome a new group of students to our summer 2021 internship program! They will be participating in our annual Advocacy internship virtually, developing their passion in health care policy and self-advocacy. They will be participating in regular webinars and online training about legislative, policy and advocacy issues, learning more […]

National Bleeding Disorders Organizations Announce Collaborative Project

May 13, 2021

The Hemophilia Federation of America and the National Hemophilia Foundation are pleased to share a new partnership called the Together Project. Through the Together Project, HFA and NHF will work collaboratively on important issues that affect the bleeding disorders community. The first collaboration is focused on mental health and wellness in the bleeding disorders community, […]

Lower Your Health Care Costs Webinar: How the American Rescue Plan Helps You

April 26, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America (HFA) and the National Hemophilia Foundation (NHF) are teaming up to offer an educational webinar to review all the benefits of the new American Rescue Plan聽law enacted in March 2021. If you buy your own health insurance (on- or off-Marketplace), or if you have recently lost your job, you may qualify […]

Announcing Dateline Live: Navigating Approved Products and Emerging Therapies聽聽

April 26, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America is pleased to announce an upcoming event, Dateline Live: Navigating Approved Products and Emerging Therapies. Save the Date! This four-day, online event will take place from June 23-25, 2021 and will help patients and caregivers with daunting responsibility of navigating available treatment options and emerging therapies.聽 Annually, we鈥檝e compiled a comprehensive […]

HFA Awarded Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health聽

April 23, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America is proud to announce that the organization has been awarded the 2021 Gold Bell Seal for Workplace Mental Health by Mental Health America (MHA). This Bell Seal is a first–of–its–kind workplace mental health certification that recognizes employers who strive to create mentally healthy workplaces for their employees.聽 MHA, founded in 1909, […]

2021 COVID-19 Survey Results

April 14, 2021

In early 2021, Hemophilia Federation of America surveyed members of the bleeding disorders community to gauge their response to the COVID-19 vaccine. The survey was conducted from January 22 to March 15, 2021. For the first half of this time frame, the Pfizer and Moderna vaccines were being administered; for the second half, the Johnson […]

Bleeding Disorders Health Disparities Council Survey

April 14, 2021

HFA through the Bleeding Disorders Health Disparities Council (BDHDC) is launching a survey that will help to inform the organization, community and other key stakeholders about the existence and impact of health disparities and inequities within bleeding disorders. The survey will provide HFA with a greater understanding of health equity, diversity and inclusion, and it […]

COVID-19 Resources and Updates

April 8, 2021

Updates During this time of rapidly-changing news surrounding the COVID-19, HFA聽will publish information and resources about to assist our bleeding disorders community. Vaccinations HFA Financial Assistance Other Resources Fraud Alerts Medical, Industry and Product News  

Bleeding Disorders Community Surveys

April 7, 2021

Your story can impact the entire community! When you share your story, Hemophilia Federation of America is able to create better programs and services to support the needs of the bleeding disorders community and make positive change through advocacy and policy efforts. Below are the community surveys currently open: Are You a Woman with Hemophilia […]

HFA Staff Member Lends Voice as a Hemophilia Mom in Support of Maryland Bills to Protect Financial Assistance

April 1, 2021

Carrie Koenig, Programs Director at Hemophilia Federation of America, stepped outside her role as staff of HFA and used her experience as a mom of a child with hemophilia to write an article, which appeared in The Daily Record in Maryland on Feb. 18, 2021. Read Carrie鈥檚 piece: In addition to the devastating health impact […]

Statement: HFA Stands with Asian American and Pacific Islander Community

March 19, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America condemns and denounces all acts of racism, xenophobia and intolerance against the Asian American and Pacific Islander community. We stand with our AAPI community against the alarming rise in violence they have endured. HFA remains committed to promoting racial and social equity, standing up for our AAPI staff and community members, […]

Hemophilia Federation of America to Host Panel of Mental Health Professionals March 25

March 17, 2021

Hemophilia Federation of America will host the Mental Health Providers Forum at 7 p.m. ET on March 25, featuring an excellent panel of mental health professionals discussing mental health topics discovered to be important to the bleeding disorders community. During the live online session, these four esteemed mental health experts from around the country will […]

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