HANDI, NHF's Information Resource Center
Since 1991, HANDI has been NHF’s full-fledged resource center on hemophilia and other bleeding disorders. At its core, HANDI’s mission has always been centered on service – answering specific questions, fulfilling information requests, providing quality educational publications, making referrals to additional sources of assistance and immediately responding to the needs of the bleeding disorders community.
HANDI processes thousands of requests annually from a variety of patrons – which include consumers, family members, NHF chapter staff, hemophilia treatment center providers, other health care professionals, teachers, students and the general public. The subject areas of these requests reflect a wide range of needs – such as, self-infusion, physical therapy, treatment complications, rare factor deficiencies, psychosocial issues, blood safety, bleeding issues in women, and financial and insurance reimbursement issues. HANDI information specialists access and utilize article reprints, textbooks, educational publications, CD-ROMs, and videos to answer both straightforward and complicated requests.