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A Val Bias Tribute – by Judith Baker, DrPH, MHSA

A Val Bias Tribute – by Judith Baker, DrPH, MHSA

Val was an inspiring leader, advocate, friend.  I met Val over 30 years ago. Shortly after I joined the hemophilia community to help direct the federal HRSA HTC Comprehensive Care and CDC HIV Risk Reduction grants for Region IX.  Val and his first wife Katie were late...

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Remembering Val – A Tribute to Val Bias by Dana Francis

Remembering Val – A Tribute to Val Bias by Dana Francis

Remembering Val In June 1989, I was a newly hired, unseasoned social worker/health educator at the Hemophilia Council of California, (Oakland office).  I knew very little about hemophilia and even less about the bleeding disorders community.  Someone suggested that I...

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In Memoriam – A Tribute to Val Bias

In Memoriam – A Tribute to Val Bias

Val Bias was a shining light in the hemophilia and bleeding disorders community.  We at the Hemophilia Council of California are saddened by his sudden passing on December 30, 2021 in Buffalo, New York.  As a child, Val was diagnosed with severe hemophilia B in New...

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¿Qué necesitan saber los pacientes acerca de Medi-Cal Rx?

¿Qué necesitan saber los pacientes acerca de Medi-Cal Rx?

El 1 de enero de 2022, California iniciará Medi-Cal Rx, un nuevo programa que cambia la forma en que el estado de California procesa los pagos de medicamentos recetados, incluidos los productos de factor sanguíneo. Medi-Cal Rx se aplicará a pacientes con desórdenes...

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Medi-Cal Rx & BIC Card Update

Medi-Cal Rx & BIC Card Update

On January 1, 2022 California is launching Medi-CalRx, a new program which changes the way the State of California processes payments for prescription drugs, including blood factor products. Medi-CalRx will apply to bleeding disorders patients who receive services...

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¿Qué necesitan saber los pacientes acerca de Medi-Cal Rx?

¿Qué necesitan saber los pacientes acerca de Medi-Cal Rx?

California iniciará Medi-Cal Rx, un nuevo programa que cambia la forma en que el estado de California procesa los pagos de medicamentos recetados, incluidos los productos de factor sanguíneo. Medi-Cal Rx se aplicará a pacientes con desórdenes que reciben servicios de...

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COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Update

COVID-19 Vaccine Eligibility Update

As of April 15th, all Californian's 16 years old or older are eligible to receive the COVID-19 vaccine.  Previously on March 15, California had already included those 16 and up with high risk medical conditions, disabilities and illnesses in COVID-19 vaccine...

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