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National Prevention Program
About Us

The NHF National Prevention Program's (NPP) goal is to prevent or reduce the complications of bleeding disorders. NPP's theme is Do the 5!, five strategies for living a longer and healthier life:

  • Get an annual comprehensive checkup at a hemophilia treatment center.
  • Get vaccinated—Hepatitis A and B are preventable.
  • Treat bleeds early and adequately.
  • Exercise and maintain a healthy weight to protect your joints.
  • Get tested regularly for blood-borne infections.

Read more about Do the 5!


Emergency Preparedness and Prevention

At-A-Glance: Individual/family

At-A-Glance: Chapter

At-A-Glance: HTC

Having a bleeding disorder requires that we are always ready--to treat, to find health care and to educate others. When an emergency occurs, such as a flood or hurricane, or even a more ordinary event like an unexpected trip to the emergency room, preparedness is even more important. Click on the links in the table to learn how you can incorporate emergency preparedness into your family and your community. Find out how emergency action planning for bleeding disorders works.

Other preparedness resources that might be of help:


Preparedness Tips, Stay Safe

Preliminary Results of NHF National Prevention Program Baseline Survey of Health Knowledge, Attitudes, and Behaviors in the Hemophilia Population

How Young People with Hemophilia Do the Five


Join Us

To get involved, contact Christie VanHorne, M.Ed., MPH, Manager of Education, at 212.328.3738 or