Washington Days is a unique, annual opportunity from the National Hemophilia Foundation for local bleeding disorder chapters to lobby nationally for issues important to the bleeding disorder and chronic care communities.
Every year, NHF Nevada sends representatives to Washington Days from Nevada, to engage in advocacy at the national level and learn more about how to better advocate for those with bleeding disorders. Participants have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with lawmakers and staff who shape national healthcare policy, become more informed on critical issues that affect your continued access to quality care and learn effective grassroots advocacy techniques.
On the federal level, NHF’s annual Washington Days provides an opportunity for the community to come together to discuss key issues impacting access to care, learn about advocacy, meet with elected officials, and put a face on bleeding disorders. We continually monitor issues on the federal level and update our advocacy priorities as issues arise, such as ensuring funding for federal hemophilia programs and research, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) related issues including blood and blood product safety and protecting access to affordable, quality care and treatment.
2021 Virtual Washington Days will be held March 1-5, 2021
NHF’s Washington Days is an opportunity for people affected by bleeding disorders to advocate for issues that are important to them. In 2020, Washington Days had more than 450 volunteer advocates from 45 states that met with legislators and staff to discuss federal funding for bleeding disorder programs and access to skilled nursing facilities (SNFs). The issues and priorities for 2021 Washington Days will be announced later this year.
Please note that Washington Days 2021 will be a virtual experience. Washington Days programming will take place during the dates of March 1-5. More programming details will be announced soon.
Preparatory webinars were hosted for the 2020 event. Similar webinars will be planned for February 2021.
A final agenda for the 2021 events will be released closer to the conference.
If you are interested in representing NHF Nevada at Washington Days please complete the 2021 Washington Days Registration form by February 5th, 2021