Horizons in Hemophlia January 2011
Hemophilia Day 2011 to Focus on State Budget, Medicaid
Hemophilia Day, the lobbying day for Georgia's bleeding disorder community, will focus on maintaining adequate funding for the uninsured and resisting any efforts to move those on Disability Medicaid into for-profit managed care. Hemophilia Day will be Thursday, February 3 and will begin with a breakfast with members of the Georgia General Assembly followed by meetings with representatives and senators inside the State Capitol. Registration instructions for Hemophilia Day have been mailed to all Georgia bleeding disorder households. Read more.
Mark Your Calendar for Camp Wannaklot 2011
Camp Wannaklot will be held July 17-22, 2011 at Camp Twin Lakes in Rutledge, Georgia. Volunteers should plan to arrive at camp July 16, 2011. Read more.
Volunteer Spotlight: Aaron Rice
By Kim Wilson, Camp and Activities Coordinator
Aaron Rice was a first-time Camp Wannaklot volunteer in 2010. He proved to be one of the most enthusiastic, helpful, and inspiring first-year counselors I’ve worked with in my time as director of Camp Wannaklot. I would love to introduce you to one of Camp Wannaklot’s best recruits of 2010. Read more.
Recently, at an HoG family dinner, I spoke to someone who added her 24-year-old son to her insurance policy. Open enrollment at her job took place right after the changes in the healthcare law. She said it was easy for her to do. My 23-year-old son actually had insurance at his auto sales job, but he was laid off two weeks ago. I wonder if I should try to get him on my insurance plan? I don’t know if it’s possible since our open enrollment was months ago. He does not seem particularly worried about this situation, but I am! Read more.
Keeping up with Immunizations
By Rueleen Kapsch, R.N., Camp Wannaklot Lead Nurse
With so many accounts of outbreaks of various communicable diseases in the community, schools and other public places, health care providers are increasingly more aware of the need to keep up with immunizations and the need to provide those records for schools, camps and physician’s offices. Changes in health insurance coverage may mean a change in pediatricians or family physicians, or loss of job may mean that some are not covered by health insurance for a time. Read more.
Five Easy Steps to Take Control of Your Insurance Benefits
By Michelle Fitzwater, Managed Care Contract Specialist
Most of us start the New Year with resolutions. I suggest that everyone add this one to the list this year: learn about and take charge of your insurance benefits. But don’t worry, this is not nearly as daunting as it sounds, and we can help you! Here are five simple things you can do to accomplish this new resolution. Read more.
Make This Year Count!
Shannon Veronesi, MEd, Health Educator
As we embark on another year filled with suggestions for ways we should live it can be tough to keep perspective. Our daily lives are inundated with messages that tell us products that are fat free, zero calories, sugar free, salt free (dare I say taste free?) are better for us to consume, use as a lotion, put in our hair or swallow as a pill. Read more.
NHF and CDC Seek Teens and Parents for Group Discussions
Are You The Parent Of A Child Age 5-12 Or 16-19 Who Is Living With Hemophilia?
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the National Hemophilia Foundation are looking for 10 people in the metro Atlanta area to participate in a group conversation about your child’s experiences living with a bleeding disorder. Read more.
Are You A Teenager Age 16-19 and Living With Hemophilia?
The CDC and NHF are looking for 20 people in the metro Atlanta area to participate in a group conversation about teenage experiences living with a bleeding disorder. Read more.
New Address? New Phone Number?
Please be sure to notify the HoG office if you move or change phone numbers. Thanks!
CDC Provides Information for Women with Bleeding Disorders
The website of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, http://www.cdc.gov/, currently features an article about women with bleeding disorders to increase awareness among women who have heavy periods. Read more.
Use GoodSearch and Raise Money for HoG
What if Hemophilia of Georgia earned a donation every time you searched the Internet? Or how about if a percentage of every purchase you made online went to support HoG? Well, now it can! Read more.
Thank You Pharmacy Customers!
Because of the people who use the HoG pharmacy and Beacon Pharmacy, Hemophilia of Georgia can provide funding for many programs and services for the bleeding disorder community. Read more.
View the clinic schedules for the Georgia Hemophilia Treatment Centers.
Hemophilia of Georgia is not engaged in the practice of medicine and does not endorse or support any particular factor concentrate or treatment protocol. HoG recommends that you consult with your physician prior to starting any course of therapy. Occasionally HoG disseminates information on new treatments or therapies. HoG shares this for informational purposes only and makes no claim as to its accuracy or effectiveness.