Community Counts Project: Why it Matters
Community Counts (CC) is a public health monitoring program funded by CDC’s Division of Blood Disorders. The purpose of this project is to gather and share information about common health issues, medical complications, and causes of death that affect people with bleeding disorders cared for in U.S. Hemophilia Treatment Centers (HTCs). This session will review how information is gathered for the project and discuss what has been learned. The audience will be invited to share their ideas and give input on how to improve participation and provide feedback on would make the project more impactful to the bleeding disorder community.
Skye Peltier MPH, PA-C is a Physician Assistant (PA) who has been involved in the care of patients with bleeding and clotting disorders since 2005. She earned an MPH in community health education from the University of Minnesota in 1999 and worked as a health educator before going to PA school. She joined ATHN in August 2021 as the director of Public Health Programs and Surveillance. As a woman with a bleeding disorder, she has a passion for improving the care of bleeding disorder patients. She is very excited to be in this role at ATHN.