These facts, combined with a serious lack of awareness among the public, constitute a significant public health problem that NATT has been battling since its inception in 2003. NATT Executive Director Alan Brownstein explained that a national initiative called "Stop-The-Clot," will now be launched. The multi-tiered program, one of two receiving funding awards from the CDC, will focus its education and awareness efforts on such objectives as:
-- Enhancement of NATT's successful patient seminars into a nationally
Stop-The-Clot Forum series
-- Establishment of a comprehensive consumer Clotting Information Resource
Center (CIRC; available via web and print mediums)
-- Collaboration with the national Hemophilia Treatment Centers, the
Thrombosis and Hemostasis Centers, and the Anticoagulation Forum
network for distribution of education materials
-- And the development of a regional chapter infrastructure.
The CDC also awarded funding for a nurses and non-physician healthcare professionals' education project that will specifically address the areas of blood clot prevention, diagnosis, treatment and management. NATT's Medical And Scientific Advisory Board (MASAB) Chairman Dr. Stephan Moll, director of the University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill Thrombophilia Program, expressed his board's delight regarding the CDC awards. "I commend the CDC on their efforts to respond to this extreme health issue in such a proactive manner through funding these programs instituted by NATT," he said.
Dr. Moll noted that the healthcare professionals' education project is
deemed an essential element in the fight against blood clots. "Improving
|SOURCE National Alliance for Thrombosis and Thrombophilia|
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