SPEAK OUT ON GOVERNMENT POLICY AND BLOOD CLOTS!

SPEAK OUT ON GOVERNMENT POLICY AND BLOOD CLOTS!

NBCA Call to Action!  You Too Can Weigh In on Healthy People 2020

Blood clots and clotting disorders have never been included in the ‘Healthy People’ priorities since the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services began assembling public health objectives for each decade beginning in 1990, according to NBCA CEO, Alan Brownstein. NBCA President Randy Fenninger said that we are launching a nationwide campaign to make sure that it is included as a priority for the decade ahead.

“Healthy People” guides policy on health priorities decade by decade.  This is the first time that blood clots/clotting disorders are included, thanks to the leadership of federal health agencies  with NBCA participation.

“Healthy People” guides policy on health priorities decade by decade.  This is the first time that blood clots/clotting disorders are included, thanks to the leadership of federal health agencies  with NBCA participation.

  1. “Healthy People” guides policy on health priorities decade by decade.  This is the first time that blood clots/clotting disorders are included, thanks to the leadership of federal health agencies  with NBCA participation.
  2.  reduce the proportion of adults who develop venous thromboembolism (VTE*) during hospitalization;
  3. reduce the proportion of persons who develop venous thromboembolism (VTE*). [*VTE is the “umbrella” term for DVT or PE (leg or lung clot)]

 

ACT NOW– WE NEED YOUR SUPPORT!

December 31 Deadline!

We need to make sure that blood clots are included in the final Healthy People 2020 document.  The blood clot/clotting disorders community of patients, family members and health professionals must act to make sure that preventing blood clots is included in Healthy People 2020.

  1. Post your comments to make a difference!

    Patients and Family Members
    Include your support of the two objectives and share your personal and/or family’s experience with blood clots and/or clotting disorders.

    Health Professionals
    Provide clinical evidence for your support of the tow objectives.  Your professional opinion on how these objectives can impact morbidity, mortality and healthcare expenditures are essential to success.

    How to Post Comments:

  2.  Click on this link http://www.healthypeople.gov/HP2020/Comments/default.asp
  3.  Log in and create a personal profile or be anonymous – it’s your choice.
  4.   To create a personal profile:
    •  Click on Log In/Create Profile
    •  Choose topic:  Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
    •  Click on Objective No. 3 or 4 (or both) to add your comments
    •  Click on Submit an Objective Comment to post your comments
  5.  To submit comments anonymously:
  • Click on View Objectives/Comments Anonymously
  • Choose topic: Blood Disorders and Blood Safety
  •  Click on Objective No. 3 or 4 (or both) to add your comments
  •  Click on Submit an Objective Comment to post your comments

Optional: Suggest additional objectives directed at reducing the public health burden of blood clots and clotting disorders.

The first step in the Healthy 2020 draft is NBCA’s position presented at a public hearing on November 7, 2009 by Joe Isaacs in Philadelphia. For additional background, you can read his presentation, by clicking: https://www.stoptheclot.org/News/article190.htm.

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