The National Hemophilia Foundation is pleased to announce the recipients of the Victory for Women chapter grant awards for 2011-2012. Chapters applied for one of four options in which they could receive funding. Those included developing a curriculum module for women and creating a marketing campaign to reach women in their community, and a mini-grant option that could cover a variety of different projects to support women. This year’s grant recipients are:
· Bleeding Disorder Foundation of Washington
Funds to pay for travel expenses for women in surrounding states to attend the 2012 Women’s Symposium weekend in Seattle
· Great Lakes Hemophilia Foundation
Develop and implement marketing plan targeting young women in Wisconsin who are symptomatic and not yet diagnosed
· Hemophilia Foundation of Michigan
Funds to support a mother-daughter retreat, with an educational emphasis on communication and stress management.
· Hemophilia Foundation of Nevada
Funds for supporting outreach to the Latino community: translate Web site, conduct needs assessment, and increase programming for Latina women affected by bleeding disorders.
· Hemophilia Foundation of Northern California
Sponsor a team consisting of HTC staff and women with bleeding disorders to attend a Chronic Disease Self-Management Program training at Stanford University in July 2011. The team will then facilitate a six-week workshop for women and caregivers affected by bleeding disorders.
· Hemophilia of Indiana, Inc.
Adapt the current curriculum, Anyone Can Have a Bleeding Disorder, to inform school-based staff, with a focus on girls affected by bleeding disorders.
· Hemophilia of North Carolina
Create an education module for young women with bleeding disorders on intimacy, dating, disclosure and family planning.
· Hemophilia Society of Colorado
Develop and pilot test an educational module about fitness and wellness for women with bleeding disorders.
· Northern Ohio Hemophilia Foundation
Develop and facilitate educational projects to reach dental hygienists regarding signs/symptoms of bleeding disorders, as well as provide education and information through a network of local hair salons.
· Oklahoma Hemophilia Foundation
Funds will assist with efforts to host a dinner for local ob/gyns to educate them on bleeding disorders in women.
The majority of the projects will result in “products” that will be available to all chapters to use if there is an interest and a need. Examples of products are educational modules, marketing strategies and interactive activities.
NHF would like to thank its generous sponsors, CSL Behring and Grifols, for their support of the Victory for Women program.