Advocacy is a key component of the Foundation’s mission. Our overarching goal is to preserve access to care for our community members in Pennsylvania. As such, we are involved with budgetary, policy and legislative issues that arise in Harrisburg. We are strategically positioned to be proactive in our advocacy efforts, while also being nimble enough to react when needed.
Under the leadership of both the Eastern and Western PA Bleeding Disorders Foundations, a coalition was formed that includes the seven HTCs in the state, the National Hemophilia Foundation, the Hemophilia Federation of America, and Milliron & Goodman Government Relations. This collaborative group is proud to represent You!
We frequently have meetings with the Department of Health, The Department of Human Services, the Insurance Commissioner’s Office and the Governor’s Office. In addition, we have developed strong relationships with legislative offices in both the PA House and Senate. We also get proclamations and resolutions adopted to recognize Bleeding Disorders Awareness Month in March and World Hemophilia Day on April 17. Buildings and landmarks are lit in red such as the Capital Building in Harrisburg, and Boat House Row, FMC Tower and Cira Center in Philadelphia. This is extremely rewarding work that benefits the entire bleeding disorders community.