Youth Update

Hannah Opeskin is Health Promotion Officer, Haemophilia Foundation Australia


Since the moderation training in February, youth moderators have been busy promoting across their State and Territory Foundations and continue to be involved in moderation, with the moderators adhering to an initial 6 month roster – 2 moderators each month checking the site. They are also contributing to the ongoing development of the web site. Head to and have a look at some of the new articles and comments to see what our amazing moderators have been working on.


The work to upgrade Factored In is continuing. It is currently at the stage where HFA has assessed what needs to be done first and has now sourced quotes from designers. The upgrade with include a menu and homepage restructure to increase the site’s appeal and ease of use. The requirements for the upgrade requirements are based on feedback from the Factored In survey and further ideas workshopped by the youth moderators.


The Australian and New Zealand Haemophilia Conference will be held this year in October, in Queensland. There will be a youth specific session run by some young people in the bleeding disorders community, so make sure you come to support them!

We asked young people what kind of youth activities they would like. They asked for a social activity or two which might involve a youth meeting place at the Conference and a social lunch or dinner, so we are working on this as the plan for this year’s Conference.

Make sure you contact your State or Territory Foundation to see out what funding options are available.

Many youth said they had an amazing time at Congress and loved meeting and catching up with other young people from across Australia and New Zealand.

I can’t wait to see everyone there!

youth delegates
Youth delegates at the World Congress
Photo: WFH

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