250935 Blood Roots: Hemophilia Treatment Centers, Pioneers in Comprehensive Health Care

Monday, October 31, 2011: 7:47 PM

Judith R. Baker, MHSA , Department of Pediatric Hematology Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA
Blood Roots chronicles the start of the Federal Hemophilia Treatment Centers in the western United States, as told by the visionary health care professionals who founded this unique and effective treatment model. It explores the successes and hardships encounters: from the beginning of the treatment centers in the late 1960's, through the AIDS crisis of the 1980's, to present day challenges. The documentary shows the great advances that comprehensive multidisciplinary care can provide people with chronic diseases, but also serves as a warning to not forget the past and our great Blood Roots.

Learning Areas:
Administration, management, leadership
Chronic disease management and prevention
Clinical medicine applied in public health
Implementation of health education strategies, interventions and programs
Systems thinking models (conceptual and theoretical models), applications related to public health

Learning Objectives:
1. Discuss the impact of team based multidisciplinary care upon improving the health of people with rare inherited chronic bleeding disorders 2. Identify how a patient centered health care model might lead to better health outcomes compared to the traditional western medical model.

Keywords: Access and Services, Chronic Illness

Presenting author's disclosure statement:

Qualified on the content I am responsible for because: I am qualified to to be a video media/media Author as I oversee regional services for rare disorders and am the Executive Producer on the video being submitted.
Any relevant financial relationships? No

I agree to comply with the American Public Health Association Conflict of Interest and Commercial Support Guidelines, and to disclose to the participants any off-label or experimental uses of a commercial product or service discussed in my presentation.