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HFA's Young Adult Advocacy Summit 2023
Application and Registration

HFA is excited to announce that we’re opening registration for our annual Young Adult Advocacy Summit!

This all expenses paid event will take place in Washington, DC from Saturday, July 8 - Tuesday, July 11, 2023. HFA will bring together young adults ages 18-30 years old with bleeding disorders for the four-day advocacy summit. Participants will develop advocacy, coalition building, and leadership skills through interactive training with experts in policy, advocacy, and communications.

Activities will include:
  • Intensive advocacy training on how policy issues affect the patient community at-large, including people with bleeding disorders;
  • Communications training about how the story of the bleeding disorders community fits in the broader patient narrative;
  • Coalition building training;
  • State and local advocacy training;
  • Learning from other young adults with chronic disorders about the challenges they face every day;
  • Building early networks across multiple patient advocacy groups to foster activities at a local level;
  • Congressional Hill meetings to practice skills;
  • And much more!

How to Apply: Complete this form to be considered Young Adult Advocacy Summit.
Please note: submitting an application for the Young Adult Advocacy Summit is not guaranteed acceptance to the program, as we have limited space available.

For more information on the Young Adult Advocacy Summit, contact Lindsay Cox, Senior Manager for Advocacy & Outreach at l.cox@hemophiliafed.org.

About HFA

Hemophilia Federation of America is a national 501(c)(3) organization consisting of more than 50 member organizations and numerous individual members who offer assistance and grassroots advocacy education on behalf of the bleeding disorders community. Incorporated in 1994, the HFA provides programs and services to improve the quality of life for persons with hemophilia, von Willebrand disease (VWD) and other rare bleeding disorders.

For more information, visit our website at www.hemophiliafed.org.

Contact Info
Please enter your first and last name as it appears on your government-issued ID.

Note: Please provide phone that will be used during travel.

Note: You must be at least 18 years of age to attend.
Diversity and Inclusion

Mailing Address

Bleeding Disorder

Please note you will be expected to attend the Summit solely in a community role. Any branded materials from your employer will be disallowed (clothing, business cards, etc) and any attempt to market products or your services will result in a request to immediately leave the event.

Your Interest

Emergency Contact

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