Western States Region IX Network About 2016-11-07T21:10:03+00:00

WESTERN STATES REGIONAL HEMOPHILIA NETWORK

Representing 14 Hemophilia Treatment Centers in California, Guam, Hawaii, and Nevada, providing Comprehensive diagnostic, treatment, prevention, research, and cost effective pharmacy services for a longer, healthier life.

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What do we provide?

Federally supported Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTC) in Region IX belong to a nationwide network of over 140 Centers that use multidisciplinary teams of blood disorder specialists to provide expert comprehensive diagnosis, medical care, outreach, education, outcomes monitoring, surveillance, and prevention services to people with hemophilia, Von Willebrand Disease, and related conditions.

What are the benefits?

Serving nearly 7000 residents of California, Hawaii, Nevada and Guam, HTC care results in longer, healthier lives, with lower medical costs. HTC care is associated with 40% reductions in mortality and bleed related hospitalizations, as well as increased medically supervised home infusion, fewer days lost from work and school, increased employment, and reduced overall cost of care.

HTC Teams Include

  • Hematologists
  • Nurses
  • Social workers
  • Physical therapists
  • Orthopedists

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  • Infectious disease
  • Immunology
  • Gastroenterology
  • Psychology
  • Nutrition
  • Health education

OTHER FACTS

HTCs promote comprehensive care and prevent blood disorder complications to achieve goals set by the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Maternal and Child Health Bureau. Services are provided in line with National Hemophilia Foundation recommendations.

HTCs also coordinate care with dentists, genetic counselors, obstetrician/gynecologists, and primary care practitioners and they educate school personnel.

HTC care in the U.S. is organized into regions. Regional leadership provide fiscal and administrative oversight, grants management, capacity building, clinical education, technical assistance, evaluation, and liaison with related public and private health agencies at the local, state, and federal levels.